Strength, esthetics drive selection of materials
Fig. 1: For CAD/CAM applications, either the highly esthetic IPS e.max CAD ceramic glass blocks or the high-strength IPS e.max ZirCAD zirconium oxide can be selected, depending on the case requirements.
Fig. 2: The entire upper arch is in need of restorative treatment, so a full arch plan is developed.
Fig. 3: The case is developed by Drake Laboratory, Charlotte, N.C., and delivered. Post-op visits consist of minor occlusal modifications and production of an occlusal splint to be worn at night.
Fig. 4: Final outcome is deemed a success by the restoring dentist and patient. The patient was very pleased with the final result.
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