This Compendium eBook provides a continuing education (CE) resource reviewing the current dental ceramic materials and their microstructure as it relates to their mechanical and esthetic properties. Also included is a case report describing the treatment of black triangles. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Dental Ceramics: A Current Review Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD; and John O. Burgess, DDS, MS
In the current wide-ranging landscape of restorative dental materials, our opportunities for achieving excellent esthetic as well as functional outcomes for our patients are better than ever before. Modern ceramics such as porcelain have proved to be not only durable but more esthetically valuable than many traditional restorative materials. Because each class of ceramic materials has different indications, understanding their different compositions, microstructure, and properties is key to successful ceramic restorations. This continuing education resource reviews the current dental ceramic materials and their microstructure as it relates to their mechanical and esthetic properties. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost:$0 Provider:AEGIS Publications, LLC
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Solving a Black Triangle Dilemma Andrew E. Skasko, DDS
The black triangle “dilemma” has been a matter of great concern to practitioners of restorative dentistry, as this dental problem causes not only cosmetic but phonetic difficulties for the patient. This article describes the use of pink Giomer and white composite for the correction of black triangles, and how the use of an interdisciplinary team can help optimize this treatment.