Our Marin dentists believe that effective dentistry combines the latest that science has to offer with our team’s artistic eye and attention to detail. One technological innovation that has allowed us to further optimize our office is CAD/CAM. CAD/CAM stands for “computer-aided design” and “computer-aided manufacturing.” Keep reading to learn more about how our team utilizes CAD/CAM to help patients.
CAD/CAM technology allows our team to customize dental treatment to suit our individual patients. This all starts with the use of computer-aided design; with state-of-the-art technology, our dentist scans your smile in order to take a digital impression. Once we have this initial digital impression, we are able to thoroughly assess your smile, as well as pre-plan treatment using digital imaging. The digital impressions that we take of the patient’s smile allow us to design and craft crowns, veneers, and other restorations.
CAD/CAM technology is especially useful when our dentists are crafting restorations for damaged teeth. Computer-aided manufacturing takes the information from your digital impression and mills a restoration in a short period of time. In most cases, this process is completed as you receive treatment in the dentist’s chair, which means you don’t have to schedule multiple appointments in order to get the restorative or cosmetic treatment that you need.
Patients also love the CAD/CAM treatment process because our dentist is able to rough-fit and refine a restoration on-site. You don’t have to bother with a temporary crown or an ill-fitting restoration before we place you perfected permanent crown. In the end, you know that you are getting a dental restoration that meets your specific needs.
Our Novato dentists are here to provide you with any additional information that you may need about all of your restorative treatment options, including treatments that utilize CAD/CAM technology. Feel free to reach out by phone, or by using the Contact Us page on our website!