Altay Uludamar graduated from the Hacettepe University, Faculty of Dentistry in 1988. After graduation, he worked at the Prosthodontics Department of Selcuk University, Faculty of Dentistry in Konya as a Research Assistant. He continued his studies at University of London, Eastman Dental Hospital, Department of Prosthetics and received his Master of Science degree in Prosthetic Dentistry in 1993. He submitted his PhD thesis titled, “An in-vitro investigation to evaluate the influence of different surface preparation methods on the bond strength of two composite resins luting cements to yttrium stabilized zirconium oxide ceramic” and gained his PhD degree in 2007. In 2012, he became an Associate Professor in the Prosthodontics department in Ankara. He is the author for many national and international articles and has been lecturing on aesthetic dentistry and dental materials. Currently, he is working in Kapodokya Vocational School as a Quest Lecturer and in Medikodent Private Dental Clinic.
During last decades, PLV restorations
are improved as the best material of choice for aesthetic treatments. The increase of using PLV created the need to develop adhesive technologies. Although PLV is known as the most desirable results, the cement selection must be taken into account. The selection of suitable cement can change the aesthetic
results of the treatment especially in thin PLV cases. When it is minimally invasive method with less tooth reduction, the appearance of the teeth color is more important. For these kind of cases, resin cement can also dictate the final aesthetic appearance and strength of the restoration. Today, many adhesive techniques
and cements are developed for this reason. One of the key factors for the success in cosmetic treatments is to know which cements and systems are suitable for the specific cases.