Introduction to Dental Materials

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Mosby, 2002 - Medical - 298 pages
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This essential textbook introduces dental students to dental materials used in virtually all restorative dentistry procedures, from cavity fillings and root canals to making impressions or replicas of teeth and tissues prior to constructions of dentures. It details the properties and applications of materials such as metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. The new edition offers a basic understanding of the technology behind dental materials, emphasizes communication with the dental laboratory, and points out how to recognize whether the laboratory is producing quality output.

  • 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 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.

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