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The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry

Edited by Prof. Dr. Roland Frankenberger, Prof. Bart Van Meerbeek

ISSN (print) 1461-5185 • ISSN (online) 1757-9988


Spring 2001
Volume 3 , Issue 1

Pages: 33-44
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Improving Cervical Restorations: A Review of Materials and Techniques.

Blunck, Uwe

Introduction: There is a great variety of cervical lesions and an increased need for treatment because parents complain either about esthetics, hypersensitivity, or even food impaction. The cumulative effects of noncancerous dental tissue loss are increasingly evident within any population. The prevalence of these non- carious lesions has been estimated at Between 31% and 56%. with 85% of the population showing some loss of tooth structure m the cervical area. Since more elderly patients will Keep their teeth for a longer time, the problems regarding The cervical areas of the teeth will increase. Therefore, the challenge for the dentist is rather substantial, since it has been shown that the longevity of these cervical restorations is not as great as that of other restorations. The purpose of this review is to summarize some facts about cervical lesions, the different tooth-colored restorative materials and their application, and the assessment of the clinical performance of these materials.

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