What Are the Benefits of CAD/CAM in Implant Dentistry?
CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacturing) has been in use in restorative dentistry for a long time. The application of CAD/CAM can be seen in implant dentistry as well. These applications are used in designing and manufacturing of custom implant abutments in a highly anticipated and trustworthy fabrication process. It is impossible to imagine dental implant procedures without the help of CAD/CAM applications. It plays a crucial role in making teeth, implants and dentures.
Over the last 10 years, dental CAD/CAM has become a must for implant dentistry because of the accurate and calculable nature of these technologies. CAD/CAM also improves the efficiency and productivity of prosthetic manufacturing processes. It has proved to be a challenge to the old and conventional methods of implant dentistry.
Here are some major benefits of CAD/CAM in implant dentistry:
Reduction in the Turnaround Time
With the help of CAD/CAM technology, dentists can see the 3D images of a patient’s teeth and gums which allow then to draw the picture of dental restorations in mind. The dental restorations designed on the computer is sent to the lab where it is made as per the exact specifications of the design through CAM. The entire process is so well organized that the turnaround time gets decreased.
Improved and Better Results
CAD/CAM technology gives you better and improved results compared to the old and conventional dental restoration methods. It gives a better predictability of outcome and for this factor, automatic restoration designs won’t require further changes. The patients will be more happy and satisfied with the final outcome.
Safe Dental Restorations
The technology uses sculpted porcelain to create high quality inlays, onlays, and crowns which promotes safer dental restorations minus the use of metal amalgam materials. It ultimately gives better results which is quite close to one’s natural enamel.
CAD/CAM technology has given a new horizon to the implant dentistry!