abfraction lesion

abfraction lesion

loss of tooth structure, usually in a wedge-shaped pattern in the cervical area of the tooth, attributed to flexure and fatigue in an area away from the point of loading (usually cervical).

ab·frac·tion le·sion

(ab-frakshŭn lēzhŭn)
Loss of tooth structure, usually in a wedge-shaped pattern in the cervical area of the tooth, attributed to flexure and fatigue in an area away from the point of loading (usually cervical).
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Abfraction lesion formation in maxillary incisors, canines and premolars: a finite element study.
Undermining of enamel as a mechanism of abfraction lesion formation: A finite element study.
The researchers concluded that occlusal loading must be addressed in patients being treated for abfraction lesions to ensure that resin margin integrity is maintained.
These stress profiles, therefore, seem to mimic the pattern of clinical presentation of abfraction lesions.