Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture are used in many fields to increase our ability to work to precise measurements. Here at Surprise Oral & Implant Surgery we use CAM/CAD technologies to provide top dental care and ensure 100% patient satisfaction.
CAD and CAM are terms that describe software that makes performing complex procedures faster and more accurate. Usually, the CAD software designs the object and the CAM software, using a 3D printer or other machinery, creates the real-life model of the object. The CAM/CAD technology is used for designing complex objects with an accuracy that cannot be reached by human modeling.
Various constructions can be made with the help of CAD/CAM technology: crowns, inlays, bridges, veneers, and bridges. The main advantage of this technology is that the final product is more precise than traditional fabricated products. Even though traditional modeling is cost-effective, more and more people are interested in getting CAD/CAM products.
Are You a Good Candidate for CAD/CAM Dentistry?
If our specialist has to perform a dental restoration, he might recommend a CAD/CAM procedure. There are many benefits to having the products made by CAM/CAD technology; for instance, the products are made from one single block of ceramic, which makes it more durable.
How are the Products Made?
First, our specialist will take a digital impression of your teeth and start from there. Using the latest technology, they will introduce the data into CAD software and design the final product. The CAM software will then print the final product.
Based on the images they receive, our experts in the laboratory can design the product manually or can use specialized software to design it automatically. Our specialists will decide which method fits best depending on how complex the digital impression is.
Depending on how the complex the object is it, the time in which you’ll have it ready to be installed varies. For example, for simple veneers, the waiting time is shorter than for a complex bridge or crown. The specialist will tell you exactly when to make the next appointment.
How do You Take Care of a CAD/CAM Product?
Taking care of a digitally modeled object is easy. There’s no difference between the products that are made manually and the products made by computers. Brushing and flossing are essential in maintaining proper oral hygiene. Since the objects made with CAM/CAD projects are made from one single ceramic block, there will be no gaps between them, and this will make their lifespan longer.
Coming to our clinic regularly for a consultation is crucial in maintaining good oral health. This way, our experts can see if any problems appeared since your last visit and fix anything they do find. Most people come to our clinic once every few months for regular checks. For more information about CAD/CAM dentistry and also about the innovations in dental care, you should call the experienced professionals here at Surprise Oral & Implant Surgery at (480) 581-1171 today!