CAD stands for computer aided design, while CAM stands for computer-aided manufacturing. CAM/CAD technology is used in dentistry to produce bespoke restorations and orthodontic appliances.
CAD/CAM technology is used to produce custom-made restorations, including:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implant restorations
Cerec is the most well-known form of CAD/CAM software, which allows dentists to design, manufacture and fit brand new restorations all in the same day.
What are the advantages of CAD/CAM technology?
CAD/CAM technology has numerous benefits, for both dentists and patients in Central Leeds:
- Decreased treatment time.
- Increased patient involvement.
- Increased control for the dentist.
- Increased accuracy.
- Fewer dental visits, which reduces the number of injections, which is particularly beneficial for nervous patients and those with a fear of needles and injections.
- Bespoke restorations.
- Reduced production costs.
- Increased convenience for the patient.