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The search for a metal-free, aesthetic restoration with optimal strength, longevity, and comfort easily dates back to the 19th century. However, the popularity of adhesively retained restorations has reached an all-time high due to improvements in wear, post-op sensitivity, bond material and strength, and aesthetic quality. Targis/Vectris, a ceromer restorative material introduced in 1997 by Ivoclar-Williams, is a ceramic optimized polymer that produces a strong fiber-reinforced tooth-colored restoration. It allows the clinician to fabricate metal-free restorations without the fracture potential seen with ceramic materials. Long-term longitudinal studies of this restorative material will be the litmus test, but we now have 10-year studies that show very promising results.