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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 86-89

CAD/CAM fabricated single-unit all-ceramic post-core-crown restoration


Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
Thilla Sekar Vinothkumar
No. 14/D-1, A.E. Koil Street, New Washermanpet, Chennai 600 081, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-0707.80730

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This case report explains about an innovative treatment strategy for the management of damaged anterior teeth with reduced incisal clearance by means of a single-unit all-ceramic post-core-crown zirconia ceramic restoration fabricated by Computer-aided designing and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. The reinforced zirconia ceramics allow fabrication of durable esthetic restorations in cases with high functional loading and the unification of the post, core, and crown in a single unit decreases the frequency of failure by creating a monobloc effect. In addition, the use of CAD/CAM technology for designing and fabricating ceramic restorations offers the option of expeditiously preparing these high-strength all-ceramic restorations.


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