In recent years, there is a lot of talk about digital systems, CNC machines for dental use etc, and we can call all that by one name – CAD/CAM.
What is CAD/CAM?
Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing is the newest revolutionary technology, with which , trough a computer controlled process, dental prosthetic devices are being made from whole ceramic blocks. With this system a dental prosthetic device is being made, from start to finish, by a computer guided, high precise equipment.
What kind of dental prosthetic device can be made with CAD/CAM technology?
- Ceramic fillings (inlay, onlay, overlay)
- Partial crowns
- Endo crowns
- Solo crowns
- Crowns and bridges on implants
Advantages of CAD/CAM technology
- Good production time
- Better ceramics, with fine granulation and natural teeth characteristics
- High precision
- Digital impression ( no dental impression trays and materials)
- Good quality and comfort for patients
Procedure has a good passing time, after tooth preparation, a very quick and comfortable digital impression is being made, by a intraoral scanner. Immediately after that, on virtual model, a restoration is planned and designed, with the help of 3D software. When the design is finished, we select the ceramic that will be used for a certain prosthetic device, and than the software transfers the information to the milling machine, which shapes the ceramic block in the desired shape. The manufactured devices, are no different from natural teeth, in shape or color.
CAD / CAM ceramic fillings
Ceramic fillings are the most superior solution for natural teeth restoration in modern dentistry.
Teeth destructed by cavity and fracture, or with old amalgam (black) fillings, can be completely reconstructed with ceramic fillings.
The advantage of these crowns is that they are whole made of ceramics.
There are no porcelain metal junction, like with porcelain fused to metal crowns, od zirconia with ceramic juncture, which are the weakest points of these crowns. For these reasons, more and more dental prosthetic devices are being made from full ceramics.
CAD/CAM systems are the highlight of computer technology in dentistry, and our technicians use it for all ceramic crowns making.
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