- Reliability of an occlusal and nonocclusal tooth wear grading system: clinical use versus dental cast assessment
- The International Journal of Prosthodontics
- Volume | Issue number
- 22 | 4
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA)
The reliability of a newly developed tooth wear grading system was assessed both clinically and on dental casts by two observers using 20 participants. The reliability of clinical occlusal/incisal tooth wear grading was fair-to-good to excellent, while that of most of the clinical nonocclusal/nonincisal grades was at least fair-to-good. Dental cast assessment frequently yielded poor reliabilities, especially for nonocclusal/nonincisal surfaces. Hence, occlusal/incisal wear could be graded more reliably than nonocclusal/nonincisal wear, while the clinical assessment of tooth wear was more reliable than the grading of dental casts.
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