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Introduction to Metal-Ceramic Technology

Introduction to Metal-Ceramic Technology

Edited by: Patrick W. Naylor

Date of publication: 2018


For 25 years, the Introduction to Metal-Ceramic Technology has been an essential textbook, and this revised edition underscores its import to the discipline. The author expertly outlines the history and theory behind metal-ceramic restorations and then guides readers through each step of the fabrication process. Although many students do not realize the esthetic possibilities of metal-ceramic technology, this book illustrates how to achieve esthetic results to rival those of all-ceramic materials through treatment planning, clinical procedures, and dental laboratory steps executed at their highest levels. New to this edition are an expanded illustrated glossary, a simplified four-step buttonless technique, fresh analysis of bonding mechanisms, and a full chapter on the esthetic porcelain-margin restoration. Written specifically for dental technology students, dental students, and residents in advanced technical courses.

Also, for those we who wish to use the buttonless casting technique as described in the textbook, check out the Wax Pattern Alloy Converter App. This easy to use, well-designed app is available through Apple.

ISBN: 978-0-86715-752-9


1. History and Overview 
2. The Chemistry of Dental Porcelain 
3. Casting Alloys for Bonding to Dental Porcelain 
4. The Essentials of Metal-Ceramic Substructure Design 
5. The Fundamentals of Spruing, Investing, and Casting 
6. How Does Dental Porcelain Bond to Metal? 
7. Preparation of the Metal Substructures for Porcelain 
8. Applying Porcelain to the Metal Substructure 
9. Adjusting and Finishing the Metal-Ceramic Restoration
10. The Porcelain-Margin Restoration

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