With this hands-on resource, you will learn the most current methods of placing - or assisting in the placement - of dental materials, and how to instruct patients in their maintenance. Dental Materials uses step-by-step procedures to show how to mix, use, and apply dental materials within the context of the patient's course of treatment. Expert authors Carol Hatrick, W. Stephan Eakle, and William F. Bird enhance this edition with four new chapters, along with coverage of newly approved materials and esthetic tools including the latest advances in bleaching and bonding. A new companion Evolve website lets you practice skills with challenging exercises!
1. Introduction to Dental Materials 2. Oral Environment and Patient Considerations 3. Physical Properties of Dental Materials 4. General Handling and Safety 5. Principles of Bonding 6. Composites, Glass Ionomers, and Compomers 7. NEW! Preventive and Desensitizing Materials 8. NEW! Teeth Whitening Materials and Procedures 9. Dental Ceramics 10. Dental Amalgam 11. Casting Metals, Solders, and Wrought Metal Alloys 12. Dental Implants 13. Abrasion, Finishing, and Polishing 14. Dental Cement 15. Impression Materials 16. Gypsum Products 17. Polymers for Prosthetic Dentistry 18. Provisional Restorations 19. NEW! Preventive and Corrective Oral Appliances Appendix: Answers to Review Questions Glossary Index