In a world where more than 40% of adults deal with untreated dental problems, the goal of modern dentistry should be to find ways to more easily manage a patient’s time in the dental office.
One of the biggest reasons why people do not pay attention to their dental health is the fear of the dentist. Another reason is the lack of time, which many people think will require a long process for treatment.
Imagine that you offer your patients the opportunity to perform restoration in a single session.
CAD-CAM technology solves both of these problems by making dental visits easier and requiring fewer visits to the treatment.
So what exactly is CAD-CAM dentistry and what are the benefits? Want to learn more about how this modern technology can help give you a perfect smile and even more reasons to go to the dentist?
Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are software programs that assist professionals performing complex dental procedures. CAD-CAM is used by dentists to improve the design and creation of prosthetic restorations.
In the first stage of the treatment, the images scanned with an optical camera from the patient’s mouth are directly recorded on the device and the most suitable prosthesis design is prepared by using special software on the computer. Afterwards, the restoration is manufactured with a special device and placed in the patient’s mouth. CAD-CAM, which provides the exact 3D measurement of the tooth, provides the advantage of taking a picture with a special camera instead of putting a soft material on the tooth and taking the mold. This method, which enables the full-size measurement of the tooth to be taken, reveals a structure suitable for the tooth in a few minutes, and thus the desired prostheses are applied to the patient without any problems.
CAD-CAM technology provides many advantages for restorative dentistry;
.Restorations with shorter waiting times, lower cost, and much less chance of breakage
.The production quality is high because every detail is observed and controlled while designing.
.A perfect aesthetic appearance is obtained.
.It provides a very serious advantage for patients with limited mouth opening and gag reflex.