Polymeric Dental Materials

  • Michael Braden
  • Richard L. Clarke
  • Sandra Parker
  • John Nicholson

Part of the Macromolecular Systems — Materials Approach book series (MACROSYSTEMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. J. W. Nicholson
    Pages 1-50
  3. R. L. Clarke
    Pages 51-90
  4. Michael Braden, Richard L. Clarke, Sandra Parker, John Nicholson
    Pages 91-124

About this book


Braden and his coauthors give a comprehensive overview of the use of polymers and polymer composites as dental materials. These comprise polyelectrolyte based materials, elastomers, glassy and crystalline polymers and fibres. Such materials are used in dentistry as restorative materials, hard and soft prostheses, and impression materials. The chemistry of materials is reviewed, together with mechanical, thermal, visco-elastic and water solution properties. These properties are related to clinical performance, with emphasis on some of the difficulties inherent in developing materials for oral use. Indications are given of possible future developments.


Biomedical Engineering Biomedizinische Technik Dental Materials Elastomer Ionomer Kunststoff Plastics Polycarboxylate Polymers Zahnärzlicher Werkstoff polymer

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Braden
    • 1
  • Richard L. Clarke
    • 1
  • Sandra Parker
    • 1
  • John Nicholson
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Bartholomews and the Royal London School of Medicine and DentistryLondonUK
  2. 2.Dental Biomaterials Department King’s Dental InstituteKing’s college School of Medicine And DentistryLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64450-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60537-6
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