May 25, 2020
DL 235 - Ceramics Technique I
Credit Hours: 1
Study of the physical properties and manipulation of porcelain, including staining and personalization, and techniques for fabrication of porcelain crowns. Demonstration of the fabrication of porcelain units including the preparation of dies, firing and glazing.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- identify different types of tooth preparations for ceramic restorations;
- recognize different types of ceramic alloys, i.e. non-precious verses precious metal;
- perform different ceramic waxing techniques, i.e. spruing techniques, investing techniques and metal design;
- identify ceramic investments;
- identify casting differences, i.e. high heat investment compared to low heat investment;
- perform soldering techniques for ceramic metal;
- teach the procedures of preparing and finishing ceramic metal for applying porcelain;
- recognize ceramic finishing materials, i.e. burs and stones; and
- identify all types of porcelain crowns.
Prerequisites: All first-year courses
Concurrent Registration: DL 236