Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways.
We employ a cutting-edge innovation which reduces your time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results.
This breakthrough technology is CAD/CAM and allows us to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving you time and inconvenience.
To economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth with the strength of natural enamel.
How does the instrument work?
CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology incorporates a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. We use a special camera to take accurate 3D digital pictures of your teeth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where we use special CAD software to design a very precise restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive, plaque-resistant and very strong. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated.
There are over two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective. Patients who have experienced this technology in our office have been very impressed and want to have this technology used for every future dental need.
How can I find out if this is an option for me?
Please contact our office. We will be happy to answer your questions on this new technology.