While the teeth are strong, they can still be affected by physical damage and decay. When these issues arise, treatment is needed as soon as possible. The longer damaged teeth go untreated, the more likely you are to face further damage or serious infections. There are several different types of restorations available for restoring damaged teeth. However, many of these restorations require two separate appointments, with about a two-week wait between them. At Florida Prosthodontics, we can provide you with better care, and same day restorations, thanks to CAD/CAM technology.
What Is CAD/CAM Technology?
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing. This technology is fairly new to the dental field, having only been used for about the last 20 years. However, the technology has been in use for several decades in the field of manufacturing to produce parts and tools.
Uses for CAD/CAM
CAD/CAM technology enables us to produce a variety of metal-free restorations, including:
The technology has improved significantly in recent years. This has led to restorations that are more realistic, better fitting, and more durable than in the past .
How CAD/CAM Works
With CAD/CAM technology, we take a digital impression of your mouth with the use of an optical scanner. The optical scanner captures a 3-dimensional picture of your mouth, which is then displayed on a computer monitor. With the assistance of CAD software, we can use your 3-dimensional impression to design and draw a customized restoration that fits the exact specifications of your mouth. The time that it takes to create your restoration varies, but typically it can take anywhere from just a few minutes to half an hour or more.
There are several benefits of CAD/CAM technology:
CAD/CAM technology has greatly improved the care that we can provide. It also enables us to provide you with same day restorations, meaning that you do not need to worry about temporary restorations and second, or even third, appointments. For more information, call Florida Prosthodontics today at (321) 252-9950.
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