In the dental field, CAD/CAM is the software that makes it possible for dental professionals to perform complex prosthodontics faster, more efficiently, and more accurately. Both dental practices and laboratories use CAD/CAM technology to make prosthetics such as crowns. bridges, veneers, dentures, dental implants supported by high-strength ceramics, and other prosthodontics.
What are the steps for making prosthodontics using CAD/CAM technology?
Many prosthodontics can be made in the field of dentistry through the use of (CAD / CAM) technology, and these steps include the following:
1-Preparation of the teeth:
The dentist prepares the site for the placement of the patient’s prosthodontics by removing all cavities or parts of a structurally unhealthy tooth.
After dental preparation, the scanner digitally captures the tooth preparation and surrounding teeth to create a customized 3D image of the patient’s mouth.
After imaging the prepared teeth and surrounding teeth, the dental specialist uses these 3D images on a CAD program to design the final restoration.
After the prosthodontics are designed on CAD software, the milling machine takes the design and shapes the crown, veneers, or bridge from a single block of ceramic.
Prosthodontics are polished after their formation, by adding glaze, which makes the prosthesis look more natural.
6-Fixing prosthodontics in the patient’s mouth:
After the compensation has reached full readiness, it is fixed in the patient’s mouth by using an adhesive material (cement). This entire process may take approximately 45 minutes to two hours, depending on the complexity of the case, however CAD/CAM requires less time and effort than traditional laboratory methods.