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Attrition: possible mechanisms of compensation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1068232     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Attrition, or wear of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth, may not only be physiologically normal, but necessary for function. Since occlusal wear must lead to reduction in tooth length, significant dimensional changes in facial morphology are inevitable unless mechanisms exist to compensate for attrition. Secondary dentine formation, alveolar growth, and adaptive changes in the masticatory muscles can provide this compensation, and may be part of a complex system by which an effective level of masticatory function is maintained even when attrition is extreme.
D C Berry; D F Poole
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0305-182X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  1976 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-30     Completed Date:  1976-12-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Alveolar Process / growth & development
Malocclusion / etiology
Middle Aged
Tooth Abrasion / physiopathology*
Vertical Dimension

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