Adam J. Mieleszko, CDT
Monolithic Beauty: Myth or Reality? Recommendations and Limitations for Anterior Restorations
Monolithic restorations became the new norm in modern day dentistry. Optical and strength properties of materials such as lithium disilicate and zirconia have improved and so did superficial staining ceramic mediums and techniques. Recognizing where the limitations lay is the key factor in material selection for optimal esthetic and restorative result.
- Proper shade diagnosis for proper material selection.
- Translucensy vs opacity considerations
Adam J. Mieleszko, CDT graduated in 1997 from New York City Technical College with a degree in Dental Laboratory Technology. In 2000, he received certification in dental ceramics. Since then he has worked in close collaboration with a leading prosthodontists in the field. Interacting with patients on daily bases mastered his skills in dental aesthetic challenges. Adam coauthored books “Fundamentals of Color, Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry” (Quintessence Publishing, 2004, 2011’2nd edition), “Color in Dentistry, Clinical Guide to Predictable Esthetics” (Quintessence Publishing 2017) and contributed to numerous clinical and technical articles in industry journals.