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Find Me if You Can: The CAD/CAM Chameleon Effect

By Dhaval Patel, DDS

Commercial Supporter: PDS University — Institute of Dentistry

One of the most desirable goals for CAD/CAM restorations is to make them unnoticeable in the mouth. This article explores a methodology and approach to creating esthetic, successful restorations with CAD/CAM technology in the dental practice, providing specific recommendations for high-quality results. These posterior and anterior recommendations encompass accentuating anatomy after milling on occlusal and buccal surfaces, improving translucency, subtle staining, symmetry, and other factors.


  • Describe the principles necessary to ensure natural-looking CAD/CAM restorations.

  • Utilize posterior and anterior recommendations for enhancing CAD/CAM restorations.

  • Determine the best restoration treatment options for a variety of different patient circumstances.

About the Author

Dhaval Patal, DMD, Private Practice, Roseville, California

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