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Cobalt-chromium crowns top abutment adherence testing
July 18, 2018 -- As two-piece implants have become standard, adherence of the crown to the abutment is critical for implant success. Researchers tested four different CAD/CAM implant-supported crown materials to measure their retention values and found cobalt-chromium crowns offered the most resistance.  Discuss
Evident launches new digital design service
July 13, 2018 -- Dental technology company Evident has launched a new digital impressions design service.  Discuss
How do chairside CAD/CAM veneers perform after 5 years?
July 9, 2018 -- The introduction of new materials for CAD/CAM systems and improvement in bonding techniques have made treatments such as ceramic laminate veneers possible. But how do these veneers hold up over five years? Researchers studied two glass-ceramic blocks to find out.  Discuss
Do CAD/CAM dentures outperform heat-cured models?
June 28, 2018 -- Manufacturers have claimed that CAD/CAM dentures possess superior mechanical properties compared with conventional heat-cured dentures. In a new study, researchers compared two CAD/CAM denture specimens with a heat-cured specimen to see if the claims held up.  Discuss
New product: 3D Systems launches on-demand service
June 18, 2018 -- 3D printing company 3D Systems has launched an on-demand anatomical modeling service.  Discuss
3Shape updates CAD/CAM software
June 18, 2018 -- 3Shape has launched the latest version of its Dental System CAD/CAM software.  Discuss
New product: 3D Systems adds dental printer
June 6, 2018 -- 3D Systems has launched a new 3D printer for dental applications.  Discuss
How should CBCT be used in implant dentistry?
May 29, 2018 -- Is cone-beam CT (CBCT) ready to be used in implant dentistry? In a new review, researchers examined published studies on CBCT and provided up-to-date recommendations for its use.  Discuss
Does CAD/CAM prep cause tooth volume loss?
May 23, 2018 -- One concern when using CAD/CAM milled restorations for mandibular first molars is the potential loss of volume during preparation compared with conventionally fabricated restorations. But does this concern stand up to scrutiny? A new study put five types of restorations through their paces to find out.  Discuss
CAD/CAM margins match patient presentation
May 9, 2018 -- Do digitized mucosal margins match the actual clinical presentation in patients? The results of a new study suggest they do. Researchers scanned and studied more than 250 implants and concluded that CAD/CAM appears to be a reliable tool for creating abutments.  Discuss
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.