CAD/CAM Restoration
 
CAD/CAM is an acronym for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing.
 
CAD/CAM technology is used to help dentists and dental lab technicians fabricate precise shapes and sizes for dental restorations including inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges. Our Cone Beam CT unit is also linked into our CAD/CAM software and this enables our surgeon plan complex implant surgery and also provide surgical guides.
 
We use this technology to provide our patients with durable, aesthetic, well-fitted single and multiple tooth restoration in a more efficient manner. The main advantage of CAD/CAM is the accuracy of fit in large implant bridgework. 
 
The technology in this area is developing fast and as yet cannot be used for all dental situations. The unit also works closely with local technicians and centres overseas to get the best of what CAD/CAM has to offer.
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