What is CAD/CAM and How Can It Improve Your Smile?

What is CAD/CAM and How Can It Improve Your Smile?

October 23, 2018

New innovations in technology and medicine have allowed for our dental team at Dental Care of Morristown to provide patients and their families with advanced treatments that are more beneficial. We offer a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative services that enhance and correct smiles with different issues. One such service is known as CAD or CAM. Continue reading on to see how this technology can improve your experience at the dentist.

What is CAD/CAM?

This is a field of dentistry which uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). They help to improve the design of different dental restorations that are common among patients. There is a wide range of restorations that can benefit from CAD and CAM technologies including crowns, inlays and onlays, veneers, fixed bridges, dental implants, removable or fixed dentures, and orthodontic appliances. It allows for the patient to see the end result they can achieve if they follow through with a specific procedure or treatment. The extra effort on our dental teams part truly pays off for the benefit of our patients.

What is the process for CAD/CAM dentistry?

CAD/CAM dental restorations are typically formed from solid blocks of ceramic or composite resin materials. Your dentist will provide you with a scan of the affected area of your teeth. This digital impression then creates a virtual restoration prior to the finished restoration. The data is sent to a machine where the restoration is carved out with the applicable material. Finally, the restoration is placed into the patient’s mouth and final adjustments are made if needed. Our 3D imaging allows for us to fix any mistakes prior to even beginning the procedure. There are a wide range of CAD/CAM products that are used by different clinics.

If you are interested in learning more about the treatments and services we offer, then contact our Dental Care of Morristown team for more information. Call our clinic today to set up your next dental exam and keep your smile healthy and beautiful! You can also fill out our online form to book right now!

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