"Restorative Dental Materials" provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of the latest dental materials and backs this with fundamental information needed to correctly use dental materials, in the clinic and dental laboratory. A problem-solving approach is emphasized throughout this book and it incorporates case studies throughout to illustrate concepts in the chapters. At the end of each chapter, students have the opportunity to work through selected problems and verify their solutions. This edition also features major revisions of core concepts such as cements, esthetic materials, and bonding, as well as new chapters on preventive materials and impression materials.
Scope and History of Restorative Materials,Applied Surface Phenomena, Optical, Thermal and Electrical Properties, Mechanical Properties, Biocompatibility of Dental Materials, Nature of Metals and Alloys, Polymers and Polymerization, Preventive Materials, Bonding to Dental Substrates, Amalgam, Impression Materials, Gypsum Products and Investments, Waxes, Noble Dental Alloys and Solders, Cast and Wrought Base Metal Alloys, Casting and Soldering Procedures, Ceramics, Metal-ceramics, Cements, Prosthetic Applications of Polymers