Buonocore Memorial Lecture. Dental erosion

Lussi, Adrian; Hellwig, Elmar; Ganss, Carolina; Jaeggi, Thomas (2009). Buonocore Memorial Lecture. Dental erosion. Operative dentistry, 34(3), pp. 251-62. Indianapolis, Ind.: Operative Dentistry, Inc. 10.2341/09-BL

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There is some evidence that dental erosion is steadily spreading. To diagnose erosion, dental professionals have to rely on clinical appearance, as there is no device available to detect it. Adequate preventive measures can only be initiated if the different risk factors and potential interactions between them are known. When substance loss, caused by erosive tooth wear, reaches a certain degree, oral rehabilitation becomes necessary. Prior to the most recent decade, the severely eroded dentition could only be rehabilitated by the provision of extensive crown and bridgework or removable dentures. As a result of the improvements in composite restorative materials and in adhesive techniques, it has become possible to rehabilitate eroded dentitions in a less invasive manner.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

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Lussi, Adrian and Jäggi, Thomas




Operative Dentistry, Inc.




Eveline Carmen Schuler

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04 Oct 2013 15:11

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25 Jan 2017 12:16

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https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/31115 (FactScience: 195519)

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