CAD|CAM Milling Machine
CAD|CAM Restorations have many advantages:
1.) They are extremely accurate
2.) Only a minimal amount of tooth preparation is needed, which leaves more of the healthy tooth structure in tact
3.) They usually require only ONE appointment
4.) Thre restorations are made of tooth-colored materials
The first step is to numb the are to make you comfortable. Depending on the situation, we may also use a rubber dam to protect your mouth while we work on you.
We remove any decay and shape the tooth with the handpiece. Next, a reflective powder is applied to the tooth. this allows the equipment to "see" the contours of the prepared tooth. We then take a digital image, using a special optical infrared camera that records the tooth's exact dimensions on the CAD|CAM computer. Using this image and the specialized computer software, we carefully design the restoration.
We then select the appropriate material in the matching shade for your specific tooth. This material is placed in the milling machine which shapes it into a custom-fitted restoration.
We then try in the new restoration. We add any custom coloring as needed, bond or cement the restoration in place, and polish it to a beautiful luster. Last, we check your bite and make any final adjustments.