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Type: Journal article
Title: Non-carious cervical lesions: a scanning electron microscopic study
Author: Michael, J.
Kaidonis, J.
Townsend, G.
Citation: Australian Dental Journal, 2010; 55(2):138-142
Publisher: Australian Dental Assn Inc
Issue Date: 2010
ISSN: 0045-0421
1834-7819
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J. A. Michael, J. A. Kaidonis and G. C. Townsend
Abstract: <h4>Background</h4>Examining non-carious cervical lesions using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) provides an opportunity to clarify their complex aetiology. This study aimed to examine the morphological forms of non-carious cervical lesions found within a sample of extracted human permanent anterior teeth using scanning electron microscopy.<h4>Methods</h4>Five examples of non-carious cervical lesions from each of eight different morphologic categories were replicated and examined using scanning electron microscopy.<h4>Results</h4>In total, 40 non-carious cervical lesions were examined at magnifications ranging from 10x to 2605x magnification. Qualitative ultrastructural features evident in the lesions were described and classified according to their appearance. A total of 13 different qualitative features were observed throughout the sample of NCCLs.<h4>Conclusions</h4>SEM highlighted a broad range of microscopic features of NCCLs, providing valuable insights into their complex, multifactorial aetiology.
Keywords: Abrasion
abfraction
erosion
corrosion
scanning electron microscopy
Rights: © 2010 Australian Dental Association
DOI: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2010.01213.x
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