Digital Dentistry with Our CAD/CAM System
In our fast-paced lives, time is something we could all use more of. With such a tempo, receiving speedy dental care is a necessity, and not just a desire. Thanks to 3D technologies, dentists can also help you save time. People who visit their dentists are looking for pain-free and fast treatment. Also, no one wants to experience the limitations of having temporary teeth installed between procedures. It is possible to fulfill those expectations with CEREC technology. With the help of our CAD/CAM method, images are first obtained with a high-resolution camera, and crowns are subsequently printed from specially prepared porcelain blocks. Every kind of restorative dental treatment can be done with CEREC and CAD/CAM systems. Frequently, aesthetic dentistry techniques such as laminated veneers, zirconium crowns, full ceramic crowns, and porcelain inlay-onlay fillings can be produced by CEREC systems in the shortest period of time. This tempo also reduces the time it takes to apply the restoration, allowing the patient to enjoy their new smile more quickly. Before starting this procedure, the dentist evaluates each case in terms of compatibility with this technology, because every new technology may not be appropriate for every case. For most cases, it is possible to use this technology at least to some degree. After evaluating the case, anesthesia will be administered, and the tooth will be prepared. If a ceramic filling procedure, such as an inlay, will be done, the cavity is first cleaned, and then a 3D image is immediately taken by a camera. This procedure lasts approximately two minutes. Subsequently, a 3D image of the teeth is exported to a virtual platform, which enables the dentist to digitally plan the restoration. After the virtual design is complete, the restoration is milled in a machine in as little as five minutes. The patient’s waiting time is 10 minutes on the dental chair. The prepared ceramic filling is then cemented on the tooth. The total time is 20 minutes. The color of the prepared porcelain material is selected according to the natural tooth color. If the color is not matching perfectly, then it takes five to seven minutes to adjust it.
When ceramic crowns are required, the procedures will be same, but the time is somewhat longer. Thanks to these procedures, all manner of treatments can be completed in one day. This speed brings comfort and success at the same time. This procedure provides a significant benefit especially for dental patients who are coming from foreign countries, as it eliminates the need for weeks to prepare laminated veneers. If you need a crown, by obtaining the image of the tooth located on the other side like a mirror image the same tooth can be produced. Therefore, the harmony and symmetry of the new tooth with its adjacent teeth will be perfect. Smile design is also enabled with this method Digital design can be performed by overlapping the obtained intra oral records with the existing photos of the patient.
Like in every restorative treatment, porcelain teeth over implants can be easily produced with CEREC and CAD/CAM systems. This is especially suitable with “SCREW RETAINED PORCELAIN,” which does not require cementation. Are Porcelain Crowns Produced Totally Digitally? The most important feature of digital dentistry is to reduce human error Therefore, the impression of the tooth is taken digitally, the design is prepared on a computer, and with the help of the milling device, it is produced without the need for human intervention. Once the production stage is completed, only a light polishing with special materials is needed. Thanks to this, patients don’t feel any roughness after cementation.