Your patients have come to expect that your treatments are top of the line, and that your tools and equipment are modern and advanced. As such, investing in computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is one of the best ways to deliver the highest quality dental care to your patients.
Innovations in technology have helped re-shape almost every aspect of our lives, allowing us to live longer and push the limits of what we thought was possible. Dentistry is no different – it is why we long ago stopped relying on wooden dentures, after all!
Your patients have come to expect that your treatments are top of the line, and that your tools and equipment are modern and advanced. As such, investing in computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) is one of the best ways to deliver the highest quality dental care to your patients. Unlike traditional methods, CAD/CAM technologies can do everything from streamlining your full-arch prosthesis production to improving the consistency of your zirconia implants and crowns.
- What is CAD/CAM and How Does it Work? – CAD/CAM technology is designed to help you and your patients design the perfect smile restoration. Your patient’s tooth or teeth are captured through a scanner and then displayed using 3D imaging software to provide an accurate view. This 3D image can then be used to design the best zirconia crown, bridge, or full-arch prosthesis for your patient’s particular smile specifications. Now you and your patients can stay involved in the process every step of the way and ensure the finished restoration is satisfactory.
- Save Yourself and Your Patients Time – By utilizing this technology for your zirconia crowns and full-arch implants, you can avoid many of the time-consuming pitfalls associated with more traditional methods. Once your patient’s 3D image is produced, you can immediately send it off to your preferred dental lab to begin constructing the restoration. Now, instead of waiting anywhere between 2 to 3 weeks for your patient’s finished crown or implant, it takes 2 to 3 days – sometimes even same-day, depending on the circumstances of the case. Your patients benefit as well, as they no longer have to make trip after trip to your office and can instead plan out and receive their restorations in as few visits as possible.
- Higher Quality & Lifelike Restorations – CAD/CAM technology really shines when you’re looking to provide your patients with restorations that last a lifetime and look as natural as possible. A recent study confirmed that CAD/CAM technology improves both the function and appearance of the finished restoration. By giving you and your patient a detailed image of their teeth to work with, you can produce restorations that fit well, feel comfortable, and last longer than conventional treatments. With the countless shading and coloring options available to your patient, they will not have any trouble designing a smile that suits them best. Since the zirconia crowns or full-arch bridges are produced from one solid block of highly-customizable material, there’s less chance of any chips or cracks developing over the lifetime of the restoration.
There is a good reason why CAD/CAM technologies have become more widespread in practices across the country; they play a key role in improving your patient’s experience. By incorporating these essential tools into your practice, you are giving your patients all the more reason to come to you for their dental needs!
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