Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780323068956
eBook ISBN: 9780323082488
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 19th December 2011
Page Count: 832


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.

Key Features

  • Continuing Education credits are available, allowing you to earn one to two CE credits per chapter.
  • Detailed coverage of popular esthetic procedures includes bleaching, direct and porcelain veneers, inlays and onlays, posts and cores, porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, zirconium crowns and bridges, and complete dentures.
  • Coverage of advanced procedures includes implants, perioesthethics, ortho-esthetics, pediatric esthetics, and sleep-disordered breathing, providing a solid understanding of less-frequently encountered topics that impact the esthetic treatment plan and outcomes.
  • Coverage of key esthetic dentistry topics and fundamental skills includes cariology and caries management, understanding dental materials, photography, understanding and manipulating of color and shade, adhesive techniques, anterior and posterior direct composites, and finishing and polishing.
  • Over 2,400 full-color photos and illustrations help to clarify important concepts and techniques, and show treatments from beginning of the case to the final esthetic results.
  • Well-known and respected lead author George Freedman is a recognized author, educator, and speaker, and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and co-founder of the Canadian Academy for Esthetic Dentistry.
  • Expert contributors are leading educators and practicing clinicians, including names such as Irvin Smigel (the father of esthetic dentistry), Chuck N. Maragos (the father of contemporary diagnostics), Wayne Halstrom (a pioneer in the area of dental sleep medicine), David Clark (one of the pioneers of the microscope in restorative dentistry and founder the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry), Edward Lynch (elected the most influential pe

Table of Contents

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



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