Contemporary CAD/CAM Materials in Dentistry

  • Janine Tiu
  • Renan Belli
  • Ulrich LohbauerEmail author
Dental Restorative Materials (M Özcan and P Cesar, Section Editors)
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Dental Restorative Materials


Purpose of Review

To present an update on the current CAD/CAM materials in restorative dentistry.

Recent Findings

Important contributions are seen in updated mechanical properties of CAD/CAM materials, new insights in lithium silicate systems, and development in translucent zirconia. Many materials are arriving at optimized processing procedures and further development will come from new strategies and systems. Increasing our understanding of CAD/CAM materials will improve their use and indications and drive innovation.


A general update was provided by classifications, mechanical properties, and clinical considerations by providing commentary on recent significant contributions.


CAD/CAM Dental restorative materials Mechanical properties Glass-ceramics Zirconia 


Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Laboratory for Dental Biomaterials, Dental Clinic 1 – Operative Dentistry and PeriodontologyFriedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)ErlangenGermany

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