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Influence of Firing Modality on Lithium Disilicate Ceramic Color

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This study demonstrates that using a faster firing cycle may result in color variation when producing same-day computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing restorations.

AGD Subject Code: 250


After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the role of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology in modern dentistry, particularly in producing high-quality, esthetically pleasing restorations directly in the dental operatory.
  2. Identify the factors contributing to color variation in lithium disilicate glass ceramic blocks, focusing on the impact of different firing cycles on the final restoration shade.
  3. Discuss how to apply the study’s findings to clinical practice, making informed decisions about shade and translucency selection for CAD/CAM restorations to ensure optimal esthetic outcomes.

This course was published in the June/July 2024 issue and expires July 2027. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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