CAD/CAM technology

CAD/CAM technology is a field of dentistry and prosthodontics using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) to improve the design and creation of dental restorations, such as crowns, inlays, onlays, fixed bridges, dental implant restorations.

Dental CAD/CAM technology is enabling the dental technician to design restorations on a computer screen. By using the 3-D images and CAD software he is drawing and design the final restorations.

Once the final restoration is designed, the crown, inlay, onlay, bridge or implant restorations is milled from a single block of the chosen material in a milling chamber. Then the restoration is finished by the dental technician according to the case needs.

Benefits of CAD/CAM
  • Milled CAD/CAM restorations are strong and less likely to fracture.
  • A more ccurate fit of bridges is achieved than the conventional method
  • Designing the custom abutments for implant restorations we achieve a better design and we customize each case separately.

Each case is different, so together we will discuss
the advantages and disadvantages of each case selectively