Dental Composite Materials for Direct Restorations

  • Vesna Miletic

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Development and Composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vesna Miletic
      Pages 3-9
    3. Luc D. Randolph, William M. Palin, Julian G. Leprince
      Pages 11-24
  3. Polymerization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Ana Paula Piovezan Fugolin, Ataís Bacchi, Carmem S. Pfeifer
      Pages 27-42
    3. Richard B. Price
      Pages 43-62
    4. Zrinka Tarle, Matej Par
      Pages 63-85
  4. Classification and New Formulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Luc D. Randolph, William M. Palin, Julian G. Leprince
      Pages 89-96
    3. Vesna Miletic
      Pages 97-112
    4. Annelies Van Ende
      Pages 113-118
    5. Sufyan Garoushi
      Pages 119-128
    6. Paulo H. P. D’Alpino, Nádia da Rocha Svizero, Marcela Carrilho
      Pages 129-151
  5. Esthetics of Dental Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Dayane Oliveira
      Pages 155-176
  6. Biological Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
  7. Clinical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Vesna Miletic, Salvatore Sauro
      Pages 199-218
    3. Luis Felipe Schneider, Rafael R. Moraes
      Pages 219-233
    4. Ivana Nedeljkovic, Kirsten L. Van Landuyt
      Pages 235-243
    5. Neslihan Arhun, Duygu Tuncer
      Pages 245-267
    6. Rafael R. Moraes, Maximiliano S. Cenci, Luis Felipe J. Schneider
      Pages 269-288
  8. Future Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Marcela Carrilho, Paulo H. P. D’Alpino
      Pages 291-301
  9. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303

About this book


This book covers both basic scientific and clinically relevant aspects of dental composite materials with a view to meeting the needs of researchers and practitioners. Following an introduction on their development, the composition of contemporary composites is analyzed. A chapter on polymerization explains the setting reactions and light sources available for light-cured composites. The quality of monomer-to-polymer conversion is a key factor for material properties. Polymerization shrinkage along with the associated stress remains among the most challenging issues regarding composite restorations. A new classification of dental composites is proposed to offer more clinically relevant ways of differentiating between commercially available materials. A review of specific types of composites provides an insight into their key issues. The potential biological issues of dental composites are reviewed in chapters on elution of leachable substances and cariogenicity of resin monomers. Clinical sections focus on material placement, finishing procedures, and the esthetics and clinical longevity of composite restorations. Bonding to tooth tissues is addressed in a separate chapter, as is the efficiency of various composite repair methods. The final chapter discusses future perspectives on dental composite materials.


Restorative dentistry Adhesive dentistry Polymerization Dental polymers Resin-based composites

Editors and affiliations

  • Vesna Miletic
    • 1
  1. 1.DentalNet Research GroupUniversity of Belgrade, School of Dental MedicineBelgradeSerbia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60960-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60961-4
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