The Meaning Behind the Letters
CAD/CAM is an acronym for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. Essentially, it is 3D imaging software that allows Dr. Marchese and our staff to design and create high quality restorations. The system comes from Planmeca E4D Technologies and offers patients cutting edge solutions, such as same day custom dental crowns.
A Technologically Advanced Dental Crown Procedure
This procedure is not your traditional dental crown procedure. The decayed or broken tooth is first scanned using an intraoral camera with blue laser technology. The scan can then be uploaded to a computer, which produces a 3D image, capturing the structure and shape of the decayed or broken tooth structure. Dr. Marchese uses this information to create a custom-fit crown.
A computer controlled milling system receives the design information and creates the crown using a high-speed diamond bur with calculated precision. In the final step, Dr. Marchese bonds the restorative piece to the prepared decayed or broken tooth.
This dental crown procedure is complete in one day and does not require wearing a temporary prosthetic or returning for subsequent visits.