Key Features

      • Characterized by an accessible and friendly style, providing ‘need to know’ information only – perfect for the busy student!
      • Rich with pull-out boxes, tables, line artworks and photographs
      • Helps the reader recall the underlying basis of the subject – essential facts relating to chemical bonding, metals, ceramics and polymers
      • Ideal preparation for clinical practice - equips the reader with the information required to safely assess the potential of new dental materials
      • Explains the terminology used in the description of material behaviour
      • Explores the use of clinical dental materials including resin bonding to enamel and dentine, impression materials, the principles of adhesion as well as issues relating to pulpal protection and the use of post-core endodontic systems
      • Describes the use of laboratory and related dental materials to enable better communication with the laboratory team


Table of Contents

SECTION ONE Basic Science for Dental Materials

1.1 Biomaterials, safety and biocompatibility

1.2 Atomic building blocks

1.3 Structure of ceramics

1.4 Structure of metals and alloys

1.5 Structure of polymers

1.6 Mechanical properties

1.7 Physical properties

1.8 Chemical properties

1.9 Principles of adhesion

SECTION TWO Clinical Dental Materials

2.1 Dental amalgams

2.2 Resin composites and polyacid-modified resin composites

2.3 Glass–ionomer cements and resin-modified glass–ionomer cements

2.4 Intermediate restorative materials

2.5 Enamel and dentine bonding

2.6 Endodontic materials

2.7 Impression materials

SECTION THREE Laboratory and Related Dental Materials

3.1 Models, dies and refractories

3.2 Denture base resins

3.3 Casting alloys for metallic restorations

3.4 Dental ceramics

3.5 Metal-bonded ceramics

3.6 All-ceramic restorations: high-strength core ceramics

3.7 All-ceramic restorations: resin-bonded ceramics

3.8 Luting agents

3.9 Stainless steel


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About the author

Richard Van Noort

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Dental Materials Science, University of Sheffield, UK