Tooth neck fillings are indicated when abrasion and/or erosion have caused defects in the area of the dental neck. In this case, the early and excessive consumption of sweet soft drinks has resulted in dental neck defects of several posterior teeth. During this treatment session, Dr. Tobias Thalmair restores cervical defects at tooth 35 and 36 applying tooth neck fillings. Following insertion of retraction cords in the sulcus in order to establish an operative field that is protected from sulcus fluid and blood, the demineralized areas of tooth substance are removed with a long shaft round diamant burr trying to preserve as much calcified tooth structure as possible.
Following conditioning of the cavities and application of primer and bonding material, layers of Enamel HFO are applied and cured. With a flame shaped diamond burr (red ring) the edges of the fillings are smoothed down and carefully adapted to the cavity margin in order to not irritate the soft tissue. Red and brown rubber polishers as well as an occlusal brush are used for polishing the tooth neck fillings. Finally, a fluoride is applied.