At Dental Care of Fremont, same-day crown technology, also known as CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), is an innovative dental technology that allows for creating and placing dental crowns in a single dental visit. It offers several advantages over traditional crown placement methods. CEREC utilizes CAD/CAM technology to create and place dental crowns in a single dental visit. Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is a crucial component of same-day crown technology, including systems like CEREC. CAD allows dentists to digitally design dental restorations, such as crowns, using advanced software and 3D imaging technology.
The Role of CAD/Cam in Same-Day Crown Technology
An intraoral scanner captures digital impressions of the patient's teeth. This scanner uses optical or laser technology to create a 3D digital model of the prepared tooth and its surrounding structures. It eliminates the need for traditional messy impressions. The digital impressions are imported into CAD software, where the dentist can design the crown restoration. The software provides tools to manipulate the 3D model of the tooth, design the crown shape and contours, and customize its appearance.
With CAD software, dentists can visualize the virtual crown in real time from different angles and perspectives. This enables them to assess the aesthetics and functionality of the crown design, making any necessary modifications before the manufacturing process begins. CAD software provides tools for precise measurements, ensuring that the crown design accurately fits the patient's tooth and adjacent teeth. This level of precision helps in achieving a well-fitting and comfortable crown.
Once the crown design is finalized using CAD, the software integrates with the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system. The CAM system uses CAD data to guide the milling machine in creating the physical crown from a ceramic or composite material block.
The Advantages of CAD/CAM Technology
CAD/CAM technology allows for the creation of dental restorations, such as crowns, in a single dental visit. This eliminates the need for multiple appointments and reduces the waiting time between the preparation and placement of the final restoration.
Customization and Precision
CAD/CAM technology enables dentists to create highly precise and customized restorations. The digital design process allows for accurate measurements, ensuring the restoration's optimal fit and function. Dentists can also customize the restoration's shape, size, and color to match the patient's natural teeth and achieve a highly aesthetic result.
CAD/CAM technology allows patients to participate in the design process actively. They can see the digital representation of their teeth and collaborate with the dentist to customize the restoration's shape, size, and color. This involvement helps patients feel more engaged in their treatment and satisfied with the outcome.
CAD/CAM technology allows for efficient and precise same-day crown restorations, eliminating the need for multiple dental visits and temporary crowns. For the best care tailored to your unique needs, visit Dental Care of Fremont at 43195 Mission Blvd # B4, Fremont, CA 94539, or call (510) 651-8479.