Ah, the age of computers eh and where would we be without them? Especially the world of dentistry as so many treatments rely on their use, which for the patients of central Leeds means excellent news, because this technology has speeded up the treatments we have no-end, especially cosmetic ones. The perfect example of this is CAD/CAM technology- computer aided design and manufacture. If ever you have had veneers, a bridge or a crown made, the fitting is perfectly fine but can often take a couple of weeks to manufacture and that can be awkward if you are a busy person, but with CAD/CAM, you can be done in the hour. When you sit into the chair, a series of digital images will be taken and fed into the computer that then designs your fitting. This information is then transferred in to a milling machine that makes your fitting while you are being readied by the dentist. This takes around 20 minutes before the dentist fits you a new tooth. Even better about this, is if something is not quite right, it can be corrected in-house. Today’s world is all about time and those cunning dental engineers in their laboratories certainly know how to come up with ways of saving it!