Frequency and severity levels of non-carious cervical lesions in abutments to be used for fixed dental prosthesis.


  • Sohrab Khan Islamabad Medical & Dental College.
  • Asifullah Khan Khyber College of Dentistry.
  • Asif Rehman Peshawar Medical College, Riphah University.
  • Muhammad Sajid Islamabad Medical & Dental College.
  • Asfia Saeed Islamabad Medical & Dental College.
  • Abdul Jalil Khan Khyber Medical University.



Abutments, Cervical, Frequency, Lesions, Non-Carious, Severity


Objective: To evaluate the frequency and severity of Non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) in patients reporting for provision of fixed dental prosthesis to the Department of Prosthodontics at Khyber College of Dentistry. Study Design: Descriptive Cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Prosthodontics Khyber College of Dentistry, Peshawar. Period: March to September, 2019. Material & Methods: Patients of both genders above 18 years of age who reported to prosthetics department for provision of fixed dental prosthesis were included in this study. Frequency of Non-Carious Cervical Lesions was evaluated by visual and clinical examination. The severity levels of NCCLs were classified according to Smith-Knight tooth wear index (TWI) after assessment using William’s Probe and plain dental mirror. The data was analysed using SPSS version 21. Results: Participants were aged range from 18 to 50 years with a mean age of 46 years ± 2.3 SD. Among the total 149 patients evaluated, 89 (59.7%) had Non-Carious Cervical Lesions. Of these, 52 (58.4%) respondents had level 2 severity. The presence of NCCLs lesion was not associated with the gender and different age groups. Conclusion: High frequency of non-carious cervical lesions were found among local population. Thorough investigations of etiological factors is required for the prevention and managements of these lesions.

Author Biographies

Sohrab Khan, Islamabad Medical & Dental College.

BDS, FCPS, Senior Registrar, 

Asifullah Khan, Khyber College of Dentistry.

BDS, FCPS, Associate Professor Prosthodontics, 

Asif Rehman, Peshawar Medical College, Riphah University.

BDS, M.Sc, Assistant Professor, 

Muhammad Sajid, Islamabad Medical & Dental College.

M.Sc (Dental Materials), Associate Professor Dental Materials, 

Asfia Saeed, Islamabad Medical & Dental College.

M.Phil (Dental Materials), Associate Professor Dental Materials, 

Abdul Jalil Khan, Khyber Medical University.

MBBS, FRCGP, M.Sc, Med Edu, Assistant Professor Family Medicine,