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This thematic CDEWorld eBook on prosthodontics features a continuing education (CE) article on dental ceramics for indirect restorations. An article on light curing for ceramic restorations is also included in this eBook. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: A Crash Course in Dental Ceramics
Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD; and Preshtha Mangla, BDS, MS
This article examines the clinically relevant properties of the major types of dental ceramics, including porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia, particularly in terms of the balance between their strength and esthetic characteristics. Developments in certain ceramics, such as improvements in the translucency of zirconia and lithium disilicate, are also explored.
Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU
Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Overcoming the Challenges of Light Curing Through Ceramics
Ali Altak, DDS, MS
In this article, the author explains how the specific properties of a ceramic restoration, such as its thickness and darkness of shade, need to be considered when determining the necessary curing time. The author provides some clinical recommendations for overcoming light curing challenges, explaining the positioning of the light-curing device for best outcomes and how to calculate the proper curing time needed to deliver the minimum necessary energy through thicker ceramic restorations.