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ceramics

/ce·ram·ics/ (sah-ram´iks) the modeling and processing of objects made of clay or similar materials.
dental ceramics  the use of porcelain and similar materials in restorative dentistry.

ceramics

[səram′iks]
(in dentistry) the process of making dental restorations from fused porcelain and other glasses.

ceramics,

n the art of making dental restorations or parts of restorations from fused porcelain.
ceramics, orthoclase,
n See feldspar.
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The proven track record of dental ceramics in all areas of direct and indirect restorative dentistry would soon offer the dental operatory the extra power needed to produce more predictable and perfect all round biofunctional and bioesthetic restoratives.
Evolution of dental ceramics in the twentieth century.
The science & art of dental ceramics by John W McLean; volume I & II; 2000; pg 165-304.
Recent developments in Restorative dental ceramics by Kenneth J Anusavice; JADA--1993; 124; 72-81.
These include alumina and zirconia ceramics, bioactive glasses and bioactive glass-ceramics, calcium sulphate, tricalcium phosphate-based ceramics, hydroxyapatite, tricalcium phosphate/hydroxyapatite biphasic ceramics, si-substrated hydroxyapatite, calcium phosphate cement, calcium phosphate coating, titania-based materials, ceramic-polymer composites, dental ceramics and dental glass-ceramics.
The Company believes that it is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of dental prosthetics, precious metal dental alloys, dental ceramics, endodontic instruments and materials, prophylaxis paste, dental sealants, ultrasonic scalers, and crown and bridge materials; the leading United States manufacturer and distributor of dental handpieces, dental x-ray film holders, film mounts and bone substitute/grafting materials; and a leading worldwide manufacturer or distributor of dental implants, impression materials, orthodontic appliances, dental cutting instruments, infection control products, and dental injectable anesthetics.
Designed for practicing dentists and dental technicians, the text covers the scientific aspects of dental ceramic materials, processing methods, veneers, all-ceramic single crowns, non-vital abutment teeth, external bleaching, all-ceramic fixed partial dentures, bonding of ceramic restorations, and all- ceramic implant supported restorations.