Webster’s Third New International Dictionary
defines “esthetic” as “appreciative of, responsive to,
or zealous about the beautiful; having a sense …of
beauty or fine culture.” Each of us has a general
sense of beauty. However, our own individual
expression, interpretation, and experience make it
unique, however much it is influenced by culture
What one culture perceives as disfigured may be
beautiful to another. Chinese women once bound
their feet, and Ubangis distend their lips.
Accepted worldwide as one of the most important new areas in clinical dentistry, esthetic dentistry is undergoing constant expansion and advancement. Here is the first complete practitioner's guide to the field, with key techniques for improving, restoring, or rebuilding single teeth with a wide range of ceramic systems. Written by a renowned international team who has pioneered several of the techniques in use today, the book covers both basic principles and clinical and laboratory procedures, with dozens of case examples and before-and-after photographs....
Esthetics (also spelled aesthetics) is a subdiscipline
of value theory or axiology, which is a branch of philosophy
that studies sensory values, sometimes called
judgments of sentiment or taste. Esthetics is closely associated
with the philosophy of High Art. Esthetics
includes art as well as the very purpose behind it. Esthetics
as a branch of philosophy studies art, the methods of
evaluating art, and judgments of art. Art has existed
through all recorded human history. Art is unique to
human beings because of our innate ability to abstract.
Implant dentistry today focuses more on the patient’s
overall appearance than ever before, contributing not
only to enhanced social interaction but also to selfconfidence
and self-esteem. As a result, esthetic implantology
procedures are expected to become a more
integral part of modern dentistry, encompassing quality
of life along with routine functional establishment.
ESTHETIC DENTISTRY presents clearly highlighted techniques in step-by-step fashion, with unmistakable delineation of armamentarium, for the treatment of esthetic problems. Hundreds of clinical tips are included throughout the book to alert clinicians to potential problems, variations on techniques, and other treatment considerations. Numerous tables and boxes illustrate the properties of various materials and compare/contrast different products on the market.
A text/reference regarding the structure and function of components used in perfume development and the process of developing perfumes. Covers gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and a host of other analytical techniques; the esthetics and techniques of perfume development; the manifold and ever-changing safety-related requirements of countries and customers; concerns about the environmental impact of materials and impurities which affect the perfumer's work.
Various degrees of pollution management have been carried out for centuries. Roman sewers are well known. For much of this time, emphasis was on reducing esthetic problems in cities. When a connection was made between disease and microorganisms harbored in human wastes, the urgency to remove these wastes from human contact increased.
A definitive summary of novel techniques, this 1st volume in the New Technologies Series details the most current and multidisciplinary approach to new technologies used in general plastic, hand, peripheral nerve, microsurgery, breast, esthetic, and trauma surgery and provides an overview of the most important and clinically relevant plastic surgery research.
New surgical images of new surgical approaches are all accompanied with anatomical descriptions.
At a recent meeting of the American Academy of Esthetic
Dentistry a survey questioned whether aesthetic treatment
methods were ethical. The situation typical for that time
was used as basis for the survey: "Let's assume that the
patient is completely healthy and there are no biological or
physical reasons for a therapeutic intervention.
The use of implants has, little by little, been imposed
on the world of dentistry. Some years ago,
it was strongly suggested that the practitioners
asked implant patients to sign a consent form to
release the dentist from all responsibility in case of
failure. Then, one day a patient in France sued his
dentist for having prepared his teeth for a fixed
partial denture without suggesting the implant alternative.
The patient won the case. Soon it might
be necessary to ask patients to sign a form indicating
that they have refused implant treatment.
The development of 3D animation systems has been
driven primarily by a hyper-realist ethos, and 3D computer
graphic (CG) features have broadly complied with this agenda.
As a counterpoint to this trend, some researchers, technologists
and animation artists have explored the possibility of creating
more expressive narrative output from 3D animation environments.
This article explores 3D animation aesthetics, technology
and culture in this context.
The Cosmetic Bootcamp arose from a simple concept asked at a lecture
that I was delivering to a group of people attending a cosmetic meeting.
An audience member responded to a statement that I made to the
effect that the techniques I was discussing were best reserved for those
individuals trained during a residency or fellowship to understand the
anatomy and technical considerations involved.
Interest in bleaching teeth has grown exponentially in the last few years and is set to increase dramatically again in the future as new markets become available and stimulate further product development. This guide is written to help the busy restorative dentist who needs to keep up to date with the types of product available, the techniques to use them effectively and safely, and how to use them in combination with restorative dentistry in treating patients.
This book is written for the general practitioner
in small animal practice. The aim is to supply all
the information required to be able to practice
good dentistry. There is a real opportunity, if not
an absolute need, to improve the practice of
dentistry and oral surgery in general practice.
While the discipline is taught in most veterinary
schools, the time restrictions of the basic
veterinary curriculum generally do not allow
adequate coverage. This book presents
comprehensive and detailed knowledge of how
to prevent, diagnose and treat common dental
diseases in the dog and cat.
This edition of Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing and Related Health
Professions continues the theme of interdisciplinary collaboration in health professions
education. The need to capitalize on the contributions of numerous
healthcare professionals is increasingly more important in light of the current,
complex healthcare system. Education has a knowledge base that crosses over
disciplinary lines and is one we need to understand in order to be effective in
There is no doubt that the introduction and evolution
of regenerative and implant therapies affords
clinicians the opportunity to provide patients with
previously undreamt-of treatment outcomes. However,
such therapeutic approaches must not be visualized
as an end to themselves.
The goals of conscientious and comprehensive
therapy remain the maximization of patient
comfort, function, and esthetics in both the short
and long terms.
The first response focuses on the possibility of developing conscious
awareness of one’s sensory experience. A second response suggests that the
development of such awareness may not be necessary for one’s sensory experience
to be aesthetically relevant. In psychological studies of unconscious cognition, such
as the cocktail party effect, subjects listen to two streams of spoken language, one
through each side of a pair of headphones, but are instructed to attend to only one.
We are guests of green plants on this planet. Plants are a source of food, fiber, and
materials for shelter. Ornamental plants contribute to our esthetic environment.
Numerous plants are sources of pharmaceuticals. Our civilization developed progressively
after the domestication of plants about 10 000 years ago. Since then plants
were constantly improved through conscious and unconscious selection by ancient
farmers for more than 9000 years. During the last century, crop improvement
became a scientific endeavor after the rediscovery of Mendels laws of inheritance.
Since the last issue on temporomandibular (TMD) disorders and orofacial
pain presented in the Dental Clinics of North America (April 1997), there
has been an explosion of scientific, technologic, and procedural advances in
this complex field. The amalgamation of the science with the art of dentistry
has resulted from an enhanced appreciation for and the ability to provide
evidence-based diagnosis and care.
Pain and compromised function are the most common reasons for which
people seek health care.