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Loss of Tooth Structure - by Mark Montana DDS

Posted May 01 2009 10:17pm
This week's Inner Space Seminar, sponsored by Superstition Springs Endodontics, was presented by Dr. Mark Montana. Dr. Montana is a highly recognized prosthodontist practicing out of Tempe, AZ.

Dr. Montana's presentation reviewed the many causes of loss of tooth structure including: attrition, abrasion, ablation, abfraction, caries & erosion. Recognition of the etiology is paramount to proper treatment planning and long term success.

In the following video excerpt, Dr. Montana discusses the multifactorial etiology that is commonly associated with the loss of tooth structure.

Dr. Montana talked about bruxism and how that diagnosis is often misused as a "catch all" to describe loss of tooth structure. The following video excerpt is a case presentation of a patient with severe bruxism.

The following additional excerpts are available


Mark S. Montana DDS
2147 E. Southern Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
480 820-2901
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