The interpretation of tooth wear - literature review

Soo-Jeong Hwang, Min-Seock Seo
2018 Journal of Dental Rehabilitation and Applied Science  
Tooth wear is a multifactorial condition, leading to the loss of dental hard tissues. While for many years, tooth wear was a condition of little interest in daily clinical practice, nowadays this is changed. Tooth wear is becoming increasingly significant in maintaining the long-term health of the dentition. This becomes especially important when the dentition is kept relatively intact in the contemporary ageing population, and edentulism is decreasing. There is also evidence that the
more » ... that the prevalence of tooth wear is growing. It is a natural consequence of the unidirectionality of tooth wear that it is frequently used as a means of individual age estimation. Tooth wear was very serious in ancient populations up to the medieval period. Tooth wear is thus studied in a wide variety of areas. The purpose of this paper is to summarize and analyze the many issues surrounding tooth wear through recent studies in various fields and to search for future research direction. (J Dent Rehabil Appl Sci 2018;34(3):137-46)
doi:10.14368/jdras.2018.34.3.137 fatcat:h4dx4co5b5gjxpvuplnnotpjf4