CAD / CAM
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY CAD / CAM
Technology CAD / CAM is not so new, since it was invented in the 1970s, although it has really developed in the last 25 years. However, although this technology has major advantages for the practitioner and patient, it remains quite confidential, and over the last 25 years, only 10% of dental practices allegedly adopted.
USE OF TECHNOLOGY CAD / CAM
Initially Technology CAD / CAM was used only in the manufacture of inlays or onlays or posterior crown. Then, with the arrival of new materials and manufacturing multilayer prosthetic applications of CAD / CAM technology has evolved and now can treat almost all types of restorations. The use of ceramics has also enabled a considerable gain on the aesthetics of prostheses. However, the technique also has its limitations, and for anterior teeth, denture must be reworked to get a really perfect result. The CAD / CAM technology can not be used to make the veneers because the areas are too thin or it will request the establishment of a corner or a small part of a tooth.
By cons, new applications are developed, as the CAD / CAM technology can also be used to manufacture fully customized abutments, which can be made of titanium or zirconia.
CONDITION PRECEDENT TO THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY CAD / CAM
The CAD / CAM technology is a very reliable manufacturing process that provides high-quality prostheses, but requires some preparation. This technology makes it possible to obtain prostheses high accuracy of 50 microns, it is necessary that the computer can have accurate measure to provide correct 3D model that can turn into a prosthesis that will require a minimum of correction to be implemented.
This is why the CAD / CAM technology requires the intervention of a qualified dental practitioner, who will make best use of the advantages of computer-aided design while fully respecting the different stages. It is also important that the dental professional is able to control the 3D model to match well the patient’s needs before launching the creation of the final denture.
CHOOSE A TRUE PROFESSIONAL
Technology CAD / CAM is doomed to grow rapidly and has always equip more offices and laboratory. By cons, it is not a magical technique to easily create a perfectly suitable prosthesis. To ensure the success of the operation, it is absolutely necessary that the different steps are carried out by a real professional in the dental sector.