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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 1354186, 7 pages
Case Report

Chairside Fabrication of an All-Ceramic Partial Crown Using a Zirconia-Reinforced Lithium Silicate Ceramic

1Dental Practice, 63456 Hanau, Germany
2Department of Prosthetics, University Medical Center Göttingen, 37075 Göttingen, Germany
3Department of Cariology, Endodontology and Periodontology, University of Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Received 21 December 2015; Accepted 16 February 2016

Academic Editor: Jamil A. Shibli

Copyright © 2016 Sven Rinke et al. 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.


The chairside fabrication of a monolithic partial crown using a zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate (ZLS) ceramic is described. The fully digitized model-free workflow in a dental practice is possible due to the use of a powder-free intraoral scanner and the computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) of the restorations. The innovative ZLS material offers a singular combination of fracture strength (>370 Mpa), optimum polishing characteristics, and excellent optical properties. Therefore, this ceramic is an interesting alternative material for monolithic restorations produced in a digital workflow.