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2017 Issues of the Professional Product Review

Volume 12, Issue 1: CAD/CAM Materials: An Overview of Clinical Uses and Considerations 

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Vol 12, Iss 1: Abstract

CAD/CAM Ceramics Guide

Vol 12, Iss 1: Full Report
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Ceramic CAD/CAM materials have become popular among dentists whose patients are looking for a metal-free or more natural-looking option for indirect restorations. All-ceramic CAD/CAM based materials differ in composition, material properties, processing methods and clinical indications, all of which work together when determining a material’s best use. The following review explores three key classes of ceramic materials for CAD/CAM restorations –zirconia, glass-ceramics and resin-ceramic composites. This review is intended to provide clinicians with an increased understanding of key properties, processing considerations, delivery modes, shade options and recommended surface treatments. Included in this review are quick reference guides on the different ceramic CAD/CAM materials, which can assist dentists in selecting the best material for a particular treatment.