A new approach to restorative dentistry: fabricating ceramic restorations using CEREC CAD/CAM.

D. Estafan, A. David, S. David, J. Calamia

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Ceramic materials provide an alternative when choosing a tooth-colored restoration. Currently, posterior composite restorations can be used to achieve esthetic restorations; however, they have many disadvantages with regard to wear, polymerization shrinkage, discoloration, marginal leakage, and technique sensitivity. The use of CEREC CAD/CAM enables the dentist to place feldspathic porcelain (Vitablocs Mark II) and machinable glass ceramic (Dicor MGC) restorations in a single visit. When compared to composite materials, these materials closely approximate the physical properties of enamel in compressive and tensile strength and wear resistance. This study evaluated 50 CEREC CAD/CAM restorations after 4 years in service. Restorations ranged from Class I to 7/8s crown preparations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-560; quiz 562
JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1999


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  • Medicine(all)

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