Bonding to Ceramics provides students, researchers and clinicians with detailed
knowledge of ceramic structures, adhesion mechanisms, quality research design,
material selection and clinical performance of dental ceramics.
Based on collaborative research efforts and evidence-based clinical data, this book describes the basic properties of ceramics and the applications, failures and limitations of this material.
The book features 500 clinical images, many of them in 3D, to aid the understanding of: ceramic microstructures; the basic principles and properties of ceramics; clinical applications and causes of failure.
It also discusses the development of experiments to test ceramic designs, how to select the appropriate material according to the specific clinical application, as well as evidence regarding adhesive mechanisms for bonding ceramic restorations. Through examining clinical failures, the book also aims to improve clinical performance through the suggestion of improved materials, structures and designs.
The ultimate aim of this book therefore is to provide the reader with the knowledge to be able to select the appropriate ceramic material and bonding technique for each clinical application.
1 History and Development of Dental Ceramics
2 Understanding the Atomic Universe of Ceramics
3 Characterizing the Microstructure, Composition, and Basic Properties of Ceramics
4 Principles of Adhesion Applied To Dental Ceramics
5 Clinical Applications of Adhesion To Cement and Repair Dental Ceramic Restorations