Special Issue "Restorative Materials in the Digital Workflow: Innovative Trends to Join Esthetics and Biomechanics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
In the last decade, the development of innovative technologies has moved in parallel with a rapid evolution of restorative materials on the rails of digital dentistry, opening new horizons in the field of prosthodontics. In daily practice, the most advanced technologies, such as CAD-CAM, laser-sintering/melting and 3D-printing, have been synergistically implemented with enhanced mechanical and manufacturing properties of the new generation of dental materials: high strength ceramics, hybrid composites, technopolymers, and high precision alloys. Among these, CAD-CAM metal-free ceramics, just like high strength polycrystalline ceramics, such as zirconia, and reinforced glassy ceramics, such as lithium disilicate, offer undeniable advantages, for example, high esthetic potential, astounding optical characteristics, reliable mechanical properties, excellent consistency in terms of precision and accuracy due to the manufacturing technologies, and more convenient production timing. These improvements have dramatically widened the restorative choices in tooth- and implant-supported prosthodontics.
The editorial board of the dentistry journal would encourage high quality original research studies, clinical articles, and reviews focused on the topic of restorative materials in the digital workflow.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Sorrentino
Prof. Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- All-ceramic and metal-free materials
- Additive and subtractive manufacturing techniques (cad/cam, 3d printing, laser sintering, laser melting, stereolithography, digital light projection, jetting, etc.)
- Digital previsualization and mock-up technologies
- Digital facebow and articulators
- Intraoral, laboratory, and face scanners
- Cad/cam software in digital dentistry
- Digital prosthodontics, surgery, and orthodontics
- The “full digital patient”