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Introduction to Dental Materials (2nd Edition)

Key Features

  • Comprehensive and readable coverage addresses issues related to the composition, handling, and application of materials used by dentists in clinical practice.
  • The necessary basic science is presented in a clear and understandable manner.
  • The final section covers what the dentist needs to know about laboratory materials used by technicians in the construction of dental prostheses.

New to this Edition

  • New sections incorporate information on resin modified glass ionomer cements, polyacid modified resin composites, and luting systems.
  • Sections on endodontics and dental ceramics have been extensively updated.
  • New emphasis has been placed on quality issues, enabling the dentist to identify problems with impressions taken for dentures and to know whether the laboratory will be able to work with them.

Table of Contents

Section 1. Basic science for dental materials 1. Biomaterials, biocompatibility and biomechanics 2. A historical perspective 3. Atomic building blocks 4. The structure of ceramics 5. The structure of metals and alloys 6. The structure of polymers 7. Mechanical properties 8. Physical properties 9. Chemical properties 10. Principles of adhesion Section 2. Clinical dental materials 11. Dental amalgams 12. Resin composites and polyacid modified resin composites 13. Glass-ionomer cements and resin-modified glass-ionomer cements 14. Intermediate restorative materials 15. Enamel and dentine bonding 16. Endodontic materials 17. Impression materials Section 3. Laboratory and related dental materials 18. Gypsum products 19. Denture base resins 20. Casting alloys for metallic restorations 21. Dental ceramics 22. Metal-bonded ceramics 23. Luting agents 24. Stainless steel

Author Information

By Richard Van Noort, Professor of Dental Materials Science, Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.