Smiles Nambour | CAD/CAM Dentistry: Revolutionising Dental Restorations | Dentist Sunshine CoastGone are the days when you have to wait for a considerable amount of time to get your permanent tooth restoration only to find out that there is something wrong with the fit.

Today, with the advent of more modern technology used in restorative dentistry, your dental care partners can now provide you with same-day tooth replacements which are designed to perfectly fit you and manufactured to last.

This are the main advantages of using CAD/CAM Dentistry to create high-quality dental crowns and dental bridges.

What is CAD/CAM Dentistry?

CAD/CAM is actually an acronym for Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing. CAD/CAM systems that are commonly used in dentistry today are generally composed of three parts: a scanner, a design software package, and a milling machine. All of these components are used together in the digital process of creating tooth restorations like dental crowns and bridges.

How does it work?

The CAD/CAM technology makes restoring your teeth a very quick and easy task. Unlike before in which an impression of your teeth is required, a temporary restoration is applied, and you will have to make one or two more visits, using CAD/CAM makes it possible to do same-day tooth restoration.

#1. Scanning

The digital impression of your teeth is captured using an intraoral wand that is moved over the surface area of your teeth. This image is then saved into the computer.

#2. Designing

Using the computer program, the dentist can view the electronic image. In addition, the design software also facilitates the creation of the tooth replacement.

#3. Manufacturing

The data is then passed to the milling system so that the dental crown or bridge can be fabricated. This only takes a few minutes to create a tooth restoration that is ready to be applied.

What are its advantages over traditional tooth restoration?

Going digital when it comes to restorative dentistry brings in a lot of advantages compared to traditional methods of restoring teeth.

The following are the benefits of using the CAD/CAM system:

  • Efficiency – Tooth restorations will only take one appointment. No impressions are needed, no temporary restorations to be applied. You will have your permanent tooth replacement in just a matter of minutes.
  • Accuracy – Because the entire process is facilitated by the computer, error is minimised. This results to a tooth replacement that perfectly fits, not only completing your smile but strengthening your bite as well.
  • Convenience – The system makes getting dental crowns and bridges fast and easy. You do not have make a return trip to the dental clinic anymore. This saves patient a lot of time. Plus, the manufactured restoration is accurate and precise. As such, it will fit your perfectly.
  • Longevity – Tooth restorations made using the CAD/CAM are better-fitting and more durable than past machine-made tooth replacements, making them effective long-term dental solutions.

Top-Notch CAD/CAM Dentistry In Sunshine Coast

Experience the many advantages of having same-day tooth restorations with us here at Smiles Nambour. Your reliable dentist in Sunshine Coast is equipped with the highly-innovative CAD/CAM Dentistry so as to provide you with effective and durable dental crowns and bridges in just a minimal amount of time.

Call us today on (07) 5441 4438 or book your appointment online.

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http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v204/n9/full/sj.bdj.2008.350.html

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15206254