What are Abfractions?

What are Abfractions?

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Abfraction is a phenomenon that cause your tooth to loose enamel and dentin around the gums to create a V shape indentation.

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Abfraction sometimes can cause sensitivity because the nerve is less protected and can make the tooth weaker.

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Brushing heavily your teeth with coarse toothpaste can cause abfraction. The way how your teeth are biting when you chew or grind them can also cause abfraction.

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If not treated, a tooth with abfraction can get worse. To prevent the condition from worsening we can protect the tooth by placing a filling in the space.

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With time the filling will break or chip and thus will need to be replaced.

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