Advanced Ceramics for Dentistry

The growth of implant and fixed prosthodontics practices in dentistry has created a rapidly increasing demand for advanced ceramics and ceramic processes. Innovations in ceramics and ceramic processes are vital to ensure reliable and affordable dental-restoration solutions with aesthetically pleasing outcomes.

The work aims to engage the bioceramics and engineering communities to meet the challenges of modern dental restoration using advanced ceramics. Incorporating fundamental science, advanced engineering concepts, and clinical outcomes, the work is suitable for bioceramicists, ceramics manufacturers, dental clinicians and biologists.

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Ceramicists, biomaterials researchers and biomedical scientists and engineers


Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-394619-5

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Teeth
3. Dental prostheses
4. Dental implants
5. Clinical failures of dental prostheses and implants
6. Advanced Ceramics
7. Advanced ceramic processes
8. Microstructure characterizations of advanced ceramics
9. Mechanical properties and reliability of advanced ceramics
10. Interfaces between tissues and ceramics
11. Alumina and zirconia based ceramics for load bearing
12. Calcium phosphates ceramics for dental fillers and scaffolds
13. Glass and glass-ceramics for aesthetics
14. Bioactive ceramics for dental implants
15. Bio-functionalization of inert ceramics
16. Industrial scale production of customized ceramic prostheses
17. Advanced dental-restoration materials concepts for the future
18. Advanced ceramics for the future of dentistry
19. Advanced direct forming processes for the future