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The Newest Evolution in Hybrid CAD/CAM Restorations

By Hugh Flax, DDS

Commercial Supporter: Shofu

This article will explore CAD/CAM technology in relation to the main challenges it was developed to address: adequate strength of restorations, especially for posterior teeth; giving restorations a natural appearance; and making tooth restoration easier, faster, and more accurate. CAD/CAM restorations will be reviewed from a historical perspective, concluding with a description of newer ceramic materials, particularly a newer hybrid ceramic (HC) described in the context of a case study.


  • Describe the challenges that CAD/CAM technology was designed to address.

  • Describe the characteristics of newer ceramics, including hybrid ceramics.

  • Discuss the impact of CAD/CAM restorations on dentistry.

About the Author

Hugh Flax, DDS
Private Practice
Atlanta, Georgia

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