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The loss of tooth structure in the cervical region of the crown of a tooth. Some research studies suggest that this is owing to flexural forces applying an excessive biomechanical loading to one or more cusps of the tooth, resulting in stress concentration.

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Bartlett D. W., Shah P. A critical review of non-carious cervical (wear) lesions and the role of abfraction, erosion, and abrasion. J Dent Res 2006;85:306–12.Rees J. S. The biomechanics of abfraction. J of Engineering in Medicine 2006;220:69–80.


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