CAD CAM Dentistry

What is CAD CAM Dentistry?

Over the past few decades, dentistry has advanced rapidly, and CAD CAM is now a leading technology that dental technicians use to give patients the very best results. If your practice in Bristol doesn’t already use CAD CAM dentistry, this post will show you why you should consider it this year.

What is CAD CAM Dentistry?

Computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are software programs that allow dental technicians to perform complex dental procedures.

Popularly known as CAD CAM dentistry, these procedures have actually been around since the 80s, but advances in computing have made the procedures quicker, simpler, and much more accurate.

How Does CAD CAM Dentistry Work?

CAD CAM procedures eliminate the need for impressions. Instead, the technology creates custom 3D images simply by scanning the mouth with a camera.

The design then guides a milling machine to carve the restoration. Here at Better Bite Dental Laboratory, we also have industry-leading 3D printing facilities available instead of milling.

The entire process takes between 40 minutes and two and a half hours, depending on the extent of work needed. Although this is a long appointment, it saves the patient booking multiple trips to the dentist’s office and gets the whole process done in less than a day.

What are the Benefits of CAD CAM Technology?

The main advantage of CAD CAM over traditional methods is the superior accuracy. Not to mention the much shorter wait periods and low outsourcing costs.

Being able to give your patients strong, stable restorations will give the best results, meaning more happy patients, and more referrals.

3D printed restorations are also much stronger and less likely to fracture, meaning fewer repairs will be needed.

With fewer adjustments and a custom fit, CAD CAM restorations are more comfortable, cheaper, and much preferred by patients.

Is CAD CAM Technology for You?

If you want to offer CAD CAM technology to your patients in Bristol, Better Bite Dental Laboratory is here to help. We work with dental practices throughout Bristol, Gloucestershire, and London to provide superior prosthetics, crowns, bridges, dentures, and more, with our industry-leading technology.

Call our team today to find out more: 0117 960 4650


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