A Clinical Guide to Fibre Reinforced Composites FRCs in Dentistry provides clinicians and students with a hands-on guide to the use of FRCs (fibre-reinforced composites) within the field of dentistry. As traditional dental materials, such as metals and ceramics, have a number of disadvantages, including cost and the significant damage caused by grinding while making space for metal and ceramic crowns, this book presents a comprehensive overview of FRCs, a novel group of lightweight, durable, biocompatible dental materials characterized by fibrous fillers that are increasingly being used in place of traditional prosthodontic materials.
This book provides a timely and comprehensive review of our current knowledge of BPA release from dental polymers and the potential endocrinological consequences. After a review of the history and evolution of the issue within the broader biomedical context, the estrogenicity of BPA is explained. The basic chemistry of the polymers used in dentistry is then presented in a simplified and clinically relevant manner. Key chapters in the book carefully evaluate the release of BPA from polycarbonate products and composite resins and the estrogenicity of these materials. Currently available evidence on the potential estrogenic action of dental composities, sealants, and adhesives is presented, and means are suggested by which adverse health effects can be minimized. The entire dental community will find this book to be an excellent source of information on the true risks posed by BPA, and an invaluable aid to safe practice.
Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry: A Healthier Approach to Esthetic Restorations provides a real-world approach to healthier supra-gingival minimally invasive restorations, as an alternative to more invasive mechanically retained restorations, such as full crowns. * Provides practical, step-by-step coverage of the key elements in diagnosis, case planning, preparation, restorations, and cementation of bonded restorations * Offers excellent and simple explanations of the latest in adhesive dentistry and the proper selection of restorative materials * Covers both anterior and posterior direct and indirect bonded restorations, offering a better, healthier approach * Presents hundreds of beautiful images showing planning, preparation, and restoration principles and treatment * Features the contributions of Dr. Ray Bertolotti, Contributing Editor, and a foreword written by Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD, CEO of Clinicians Report Foundation and Practical Clinical Reports