CAD/CAM systems, materials, and clinical guidelines for all-ceramic crowns and fixed partial dentures.Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2002 Jul; 23(7):637-41, 644, 646 passim; quiz 654.CC
Advances in dental ceramic materials and the development of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and milling technology have facilitated the development and application of superior dental ceramics. CAD/CAM allows the use of materials that cannot be used with conventional dental processing techniques. This article reviews the main techniques and new materials used in dentistry for CAD/CAM-generated crowns and fixed partial dentures. Also covered are the clinical guidelines for using these systems.