Computer-Aided Restoration Systems
At Gulf Coast Dental, our office utilizes the latest in dental technology to streamline our procedures and provide top-quality dental care. Computer-aided design/Computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology is an example of how we’re staying on top of the latest methods for your dental treatment. Read on to learn more about CAD/CAM technology and how it could benefit your smile!
What is Cad Cam Technology?
As mentioned, CAD/CAM stands for “computer-aided design” and “computer-aided manufacturing.” This technology allows your dentist to use an intraoral scanner inside your mouth to take a digital scan of a tooth that has been prepared to receive a crown.
Using special software, the data from the scan is used to generate a design (CAD) for a custom crown. This program will also generate a custom blueprint and guidelines to manufacture the new crown (CAM). This software, paired with a state-of-the-art milling machine, enables your dentist to place a crown, bridge or implant more accurately and comfortably for you and your needs.
Why Should My Dentist Use CAD/CAM Technology?
In the past, your dentist may have had you bite down on a tray of pink impression putty to make a mold of your teeth. This often triggers a gag reflex in patients and can be physically uncomfortable. That’s why Gulf Coast Dental uses CAD/CAM technology instead — to ensure the comfort and precision needed to give our patients the best experience possible in our clinic.
We’re dedicated to helping our patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile — but never at the expense of your comfort. When you visit our office for your dental services, you can rest assured we have your best interest in mind and will work with you to give you top-quality dental care.
The Gulf Coast Dental Difference
Gulf Coast Dental uses CAD/CAM technology for things such as crown placement and restoration, bridge installation and even implants for your teeth. With our industry-tested solutions, you don’t have to rely on outdated oral procedures. Choose our office and see the Gulf Coast difference for yourself. Reach out to schedule your appointment today!