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How do CAD/CAM materials hold up to dental prophylaxis?
July 20, 2017 -- CAD/CAM blocks have evolved considerably in terms of materials, shade, and durability. But does this evolution mean the blocks can stand up to professional dental prophylaxis? Researchers put various CAD/CAM blocks up against a year's worth of prophylaxis to see how they fared.  Discuss
Distributor deal to bring Structo 3D printers to U.S. market
July 20, 2017 -- Distributor Dental Axess has signed an agreement to bring Structo's dental 3D printers to the U.S. and other regions.
3Shape launches CAD software for labs
July 17, 2017 -- 3Shape has launched a new version of its CAD software for dental labs.  Discuss
Hot or not? 5-year results for ceramic implant-supported crowns
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July 13, 2017 -- CAD/CAM-fabricated implant-supported single crowns made from lithium disilicate and paired with zirconia implants have proved to be successful in clinical studies. But how well do they hold up over the longer term and compare with other options? A new study reports results over a five-year follow-up period.
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NY county bill would require prosthetic origin disclosure
July 12, 2017 -- A new bill in New York would require dentists and dental manufacturers in Erie County to disclose the country of origin for all dental prosthetics placed in a patient's mouth.  Discuss
New product: Kulzer launches 3D printer
July 10, 2017 -- Kulzer has launched a 3D printer for dental laboratories.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona updates Cerec software
July 6, 2017 -- Dentsply Sirona has updated its Cerec software to version 4.5.  Discuss
Which intraoral scanner is better for implants?
June 22, 2017 -- Intraoral scanners have been predicted to entirely displace conventional impressions in the near future. But which scanners are the most accurate for implants? In a new study, researchers put four scanners through their paces to find out.  Discuss
3Shape to enable STL exports from Trios software
June 9, 2017 -- 3Shape will update the software for its Trios intraoral scanner to allow users to export stereolithography (STL) file digital impressions from the Dental Desktop dashboard.  Discuss
Study measures displacement of zirconia crowns into implants
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May 25, 2017 -- When you are tightening CAD/CAM-fabricated zirconia single-implant crown into an internal conical seal implant-abutment connection, you know there is going to be some displacement, but how much? The researchers of a new study measured this displacement and also asked if it's enough to affect the proximal contacts and occlusion of the prosthesis.
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Special Feature
Study tests particle-filled resins for partial crowns

What materials do you use for single-tooth, partial-crown restorations? Particle-filled composite resin CAD/CAM materials are a promising addition to practitioner's toolbox, but do they hold up over time? Researchers tested 42 partial-crown restorations over two years to see how well these restorations performed. Read more.