Clinical Appearance of Attrition

Tooth Erosion Cupping

Attrition of the occlusal surfaces is marked by a general flattening of the occlusal or palatal surfaces of the teeth that are engaged during lateral functional movements. The canines are often the most affected teeth. Attrition, unlike erosion, causes wear of amalgam and composite. The amalgam surfaces are often shiny and faceted in the occlusal contact areas. The patient may also have clenching or bruxist habits that may be associated with temporomandibular dysfunction. With attrition, the...

Tunnel And Slot Preparation

1 New Methods of Detection of Caries 1 1.1 The Diagnosis of 1.1.2 Digital Imaging Fiber-Optic 1.1.3 Fiber-Optic 1.1.4 Quantitative Light-Induced 1.1.5 Radiology of Dental 1.1.6 Electrical 1.1.7 Modern Caries Detection and Management 12 2 New Developments in Caries Removal and Restoration . . . 17 2.1 Caries 2.1.2 Polymer Bur 2.1.3 Micropreparation 2.1.4 Air Abrasion (or Kinetic Cavity Preparation) 21 2.1.5 Photoactivated 2.1.7 Atraumatic Restorative 2.1.8 Caries-Detector 2.2 Restoration...