How to interpret an attrition facet on the maxillary canine?
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Maxillary canine
dental occlusion
wear facet

How to Cite

OUNI, I., MANSOUR, L., & TRABELSI, M. (2021). How to interpret an attrition facet on the maxillary canine?. International Arab Journal of Dentistry (IAJD), 12(1), 58-62. Retrieved from


The rapid disappearance of the lobules of the permanent incisors shows that occlusal wear is a physiological phenomenon. The maxillar canines are also affected by the phenomena of loss of substance through occlusal wear, what is called "wear facet". The line between physiological wear and pathological wear is blurry, difficult to define. Careful observation of the facets can help to quantify the importance of the loss of substance according to the stage of wear, to identify the etiology by the type of wear, to better decode oral parafunctions by the situation of the wear compared to dental occlusion (mapping).

Hence the objective of this work is to identify the different etiologies of dental wear depending on the type and degree of loss of substance and to possibly implement suitable therapeutic approaches

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