It is a technology used in dentistry and prosthodontics to enhance the design and building of prostheses, particularly artificial teeth such as crowns, dental bridges, veneers, and orthodontic appliances. This technology supplemented old methods developed to attain comfort and simplicity in dental prosthodontics manufacturing processes, to improve design speed, and to enable this type of process that would otherwise be impossible.
- v The principle of CAD/CAM work in the dental industry.
Instead of using the patient-annoying paste (alginate and elastomers) of traditional dental impressions, the dentist instead takes pictures of the patient’s teeth, or more accurately, scans the patient’s teeth. The scanner then uses the images to create an intraoral scanner model for the teeth.
the teeth can then be created and designed using computer keys, and an instruction is then sent from the computer to the dental lathe device to lathe the teeth according to the doctor’s original design for the external shape using data on the degree of hardness and thickness of the teeth to ensure better continuity of the teeth that last for decades while maintaining aesthetics. While preserving oral and dental health and the lack of any infections or complications, whether short-term or long-term, high and vibrant colour is very comparable to natural teeth.
- v Advantages of CAD/CAM
- Ø Accuracy…… The accuracy rate is much better than with conventional techniques.
- Speed…. Dental treatment is completed in one to two visits to the patient, as opposed to conventional techniques, which require three or four sessions on average.
- Comfort …. the patient doesn’t need to use the uncomfortable paste.
- Quality and aesthetics… Aesthetics and great energy.