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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 608232, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/608232
Case Report

Use of CAD/CAM in Esthetic Restoration of Badly Decayed Tooth

Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Khalid University, P.O. Box 3263, Abha 61471, Saudi Arabia

Received 30 September 2012; Accepted 12 November 2012

Academic Editors: L. Junquera and M. J. Wahl

Copyright © 2012 Satheesh B. Haralur and Ali Hassan Al-Faifi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Proper, intelligent use of materials and technology should be utilized for the benefit of the patient. This case report presents a patient with a badly broken premolar tooth demanding high esthetic all-ceramic restoration. Following multiple procedure tooth was restored with zirconia all ceramic restoration. Multiple procedures to save a tooth are a really worthy, in the interest of patients. Use of zirconia and CAD-CAM will help in saving many compromised tooth even in high-stress regions. This provides the patient a chance to have restorations, which are biomechanically superior in addition to being pleasing esthetically.