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Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry

Covering both popular and advanced cosmetic procedures, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry enhances your skills in the dental treatments leading to esthetically pleasing restorations. With over 2,400 full-color illustrations, this definitive reference discusses the importance of cariology and caries management, then covers essential topics such as ultraconservative dentistry, color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing. Popular esthetic treatment options are described in detail, including bleaching or tooth whitening, direct and porcelain veneers, and esthetic inlays and onlays. Coverage of advanced cosmetic procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, and pediatric esthetics, providing a solid understanding of treatments that are less common but can impact patient outcomes. Developed by Dr. George Freedman, a renowned leader in the field, Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry also allows you to earn Continuing Education credits as you improve your knowledge and skills.


Published: December 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-10156-1


  • 1. Cariology and Caries Management

         Section A: Caries Risk Assessment

         Section B: Cariology: Its Role in Esthetic Dentistry

    2. Dental Materials

         Section A: Dental Materials

         Section B: Impression Materials

    3. Photography: Digital and Analog

         Section A: Photography

         Section B: Digital and Chemical Photography

    4. Ultraconservative Dentistry

    5. Porcelain Veneers

         Section A: Smile Design

         Section B: The Esthetic Try-In

    6. The Non-Surgical Face Lift: Restoring a Youthful Appearance by Repositioning the Muscles of Facial Expression

    7. Color and Shade

         Section A: Understanding and Manipulating Color

         Section B: Using Color to Create Restorations

    8. Adhesion

         Section A: The Evolution of Adhesive Techniques

         Section B: Dentin Bonding

    9. Anterior Direct Composites

         Section A: Direct Anterior Bonding: Minimally Invasive at its Best

         Section B: Predictable Customized Class IV Restorations

    10. Posterior Direct Composites

         Section A: Posterior Composites

         Section B: Posterior Contact Points

    11. Polishing

         Section A: Current Technology and Clinical Approaches to Polishing of Dental Restorations

         Section B: Finishing and Polishing

         Section C: Finishing and Polishing

    12. Fiber Reinforcement

         Section A: Direct Fiber-Reinforced Composite

         Section B: A Unique Treatment Modality

    13. Glass Ionomer Restoratives

    14. Bleaching

         Section A: Tooth Bleaching

         Section B: In-office and Home Bleaching

         Section C: Innovative Elements from a Scientific or Technological Perspective that have Appeared in Bleaching over the Past Decade

    15. Direct Veneers

         Section A: Direct Composite Bonding

         Section B: Transitional Bonding

         Section C: A Histological Approach to Layering Direct Anterior Composite Restorations

    16. Porcelain Veneers

         Section A: Porcelain

         Section B: Inserting Esthetic Restorations

         Section C: Porcelain Laminate Veneers

    17. Esthetic Inlays and Onlays

    18. Esthetic Posts

    19. Single-Tooth All-Ceramic Restorations

    20. Ceramics: Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Restorations

    21. Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal and Zirconium Crowns and Bridges

    22. Dentist-Lab Technician Communications

    23. Cements

         Section A: Contemporary Dental Cements

         Section B: Dual Cured Resin Cements and Esthetic Supragingival Margins

    24. Complete Denture Esthetics

    25. Precision and Semi-Precision Attachments

    26. Technology and Esthetics

         Section A: Minimally Invasive Dentistry

         Section B: Diode Lasers: The Soft Tissue Handpiece

         Section C: Soft and Hard Tissue Lasers

         Section D: Photo-Activated Disinfection

         Section E: Soft Tissue Screening

    27. Minimally Invasive Implant Esthetics

    28. Perioesthetics

         Section A: Periodontal Esthetics and Periodontal Plastic Surgery

         Section B: Relating Function and Esthetics

    29. Ortho-Esthetics

         Section A: Relevance of Functional Appliance Treatment to Esthetic Dentistry and Temporomandibular Health

         Section B: Orthodontics as a Basis for Esthetics

    30. Pediatric Dental Procedures

    31. Sleep and Snoring

    32. Sterilization and Disinfection

         Section A: Sterilization

         Section B: Disinfection

    33. Communication

         Section A: Patient Communication

         Section B: Patient Management

    34. Practice Management

         Section A: Establishing an Esthetic Dental Practice

         Section B: Managing an Esthetic Dental Practice

    35. Evaluating Esthetic Materials


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