|About the Book|
The replacement of natural tooth structure with porcelain is one of the most rewarding challenges for those engaged in prosthodontics. It requires technical skills and artistic flair, combining the talents both of surgeon and technician. The purposeMoreThe replacement of natural tooth structure with porcelain is one of the most rewarding challenges for those engaged in prosthodontics. It requires technical skills and artistic flair, combining the talents both of surgeon and technician. The purpose of this volume is to advance the communication between dentist and dental technician and give advice on working practices to achieve this. Dental surgeons will gain an insight into what is possible with modern ceramic techniques. Anthony Druttmans chapter, which attends to the care of the tissues, is of utmost importance not only for the longevity of the restoration but also for the aesthetic ideal. The chapter which deals with problems of communication between dentist and technician provides many answers to those frustrated by an inability to convey information. Dental technicians will be interested in those chapters dealing with the detailed observation of natural dentition, which will aid the ceramist in his quest to achieve restorations that really appear to grow from the tissues. Whilst the study of ground natural tooth sections provides a better understanding of the anatomical structures within teeth. Exciting new techniques with aesthetic waxes are described, detailing the importance of this diagnostic aid. Layering and multiple firing of ceramics demonstrate ways to improve aesthetics, with case studies presenting in depth explanations of the laboratory techniques employed to achieve the final result. This volume will be of particular interest to the dentist/technician team to whom the pursuit of aesthetic excellence in the field of dental ceramics is the ultimate goal.