Title
Quantitative in-vivo wear of human enamel Quantitative in-vivo wear of human enamel
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
St. Louis, Mo. ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of dental research. - St. Louis, Mo.
Volume/pages
68(1989) :12 , p. 1752-1754
ISSN
0022-0345
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Abstract
In this study, the attrition wear, also called occlusal-contact-area wear, of human enamel was measured quantitatively with a computerized three-dimensional measuring technique over a period of four years. Tooth replicas from a clinical trial were used. A running-in wearperiod after restorative treatment, followed by steady-state wear, was suggested. The average steady-wear rate on occlusal contact areas was about 29 μm per year for molars and about 15 μm per year for premolars.