30 Sep CAD/CAM DENTAL TECHNOLOGY
CAD/CAM is an acronym for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. Used for decades in the manufacturing industry to produce precision tools, parts and automobiles, CAD/CAM technology has been increasingly incorporated into dentistry over the past 20 years.
CAD/CAM technology and metal-free materials are used by Dentists and Dental Laboratories to provide patients with Milled Ceramic Crowns, Veneers, Onlays, Inlays and Bridges. Dental CAD/CAM also is used to fabricate Abutments for Dental Implants, used to replace missing teeth.
As the materials and technology available for CAD/CAM dentistry have improved over the years, so too have the restorations that patients can receive from this form of Digital Dentistry. Today’s CAD/CAM Dental Restorations are better-fitting, more durable and more natural looking (multi-colored and translucent, similar to natural teeth) than previously machined restorations.
CAD/CAM complements earlier technologies used for these purposes by any combination of increasing the speed of design and creation; increasing the convenience or simplicity of the design, creation, and insertion processes; and making possible restorations and appliances that otherwise would have been infeasible. Other goals include reducing unit cost and making affordable restorations and appliances that otherwise would have been prohibitively expensive.
All-ceramic restorations have been known for their durability and aesthetics, but not for their economy – until now. Never have all-ceramics been this convenient or affordable. Esprit Dental offers CAD/CAM systems that can help you create all-ceramic restorations, from the initial design to actual milling, in the comfort of your own lab. Whether it is a high-powered Sintering Oven or advanced Milling System, these latest-in-design 3Shape Scan Systems can help you fashion your all-ceramic restorations in no time.