Dentistry is growing and the latest technology added to dentistry is CAD-CAM TECHNOLOGY.
CAD-CAM DENTISTRY is the technology which eases the dental lab work such as DENTAL CROWNS, COPINGS ETC. for the clinician and Dental Lab Professionals with all digital work.
- CAD-CAM and Intraoral Scanner Imaging- both are clinicians and laboratory-controlled.
- Computer-aided Implant Dentistry- includes designing and fabrication of customized abutments, screw-retained crowns, and surgical guides.
- Manufacturing of the Dental Works either by milling or 3D Printing.
- Planning of implant placement and Producing of the Surgical guide for Minimal Blood loss implant surgeries
- The latest addition to the world of Digital dentistry is DIGITAL DENTURES AND CLEAR ALIGNERS
Why move into Digital Dental World?
Moving towards digital dentistry is an irreversible trend for the last few years. It helps dental professionals to get accurate, précised, and quality work for their patients. With the help of these dental professionals can provide the same day dentistry work.
Most of the important thing is that dental professionals can give comfort to their patients by making impressions with intraoral scans and the cad cam crowns.
However, The future always brings new challenges in every field so there will also be some challenges that would be pointed ahead:
Digitalization with CAD-CAM Technology. HOW???
As we have moved toward the digitalization of dentistry there is a need for a completely new set of skills in dental professionals in order to get adapted to this New Technology. Even the tools of this era are different from the conventional one and much easier to operate.
For learning the CAD-CAM technology, It is necessary to have basic knowledge of computer and Dentistry. The one who has this knowledge can easily operate and run the CAD-CAM machines and do their work faster and easier.
CAD-CAM technology has a wide range and options for Milling and 3d printing for Dental Applications. Different materials such as Discs for milling and resins for 3d Printing.
There is a bloom of open systems nowadays but there are also limitations in the availability of materials that are to be used for the same. Need for a wide variety of surfaces, colors, and layering materials that can be done on a wide range of materials that are good in esthetics as well as in durability. There is also a need for more research on the clinical behavior, biomechanical characterization, and applications of the new dental materials which is necessary for dental professionals to increase their knowledge and applications of those particular materials.
How Digitalization in Dentistry can be Beneficial?
With the new goal set on increased efficiency, greater patient satisfaction, and high cost-cutting, dental professionals are now more focused to move towards the newest technology to do their work easier and faster. It will help them to provide quality work to their Users.
CAD-CAM has enabled excellent communication between dental operators, professionals, and patients. In near future and it will be easier for all of them to discuss their cases and treatment plans with each other by just uploading the particular files from their open ends portal.
Thus a patient will be more comfortable in eliminating the unwanted procedures one has to face during conventional dentistry.
If the clinician has chairside 3D printing and milling unit, one can get instant temporary restorations till the permanent restoration is fabricated by the dental lab professionals.
Even the fabrication of complete denture prostheses is made quick and easy by the use of CAD-CAM technology, as there is a hassle-free environment while fabricating a dental prosthesis by CAD-CAM equipment.
Implant placement is much précised and pre-evaluated with the use of digital equipment provided in CAD-CAM setup as compared to conventional methods.
Now, the operator can show the technical aspects of the implant placement along with the bone density and the possibilities that one can have with the treatment by the pre-surgical guides available in the digital world with the help of CAD-CAM, and the procedure also becomes less complicated. The pre-surgical instruction guide can also be generated by the use of appropriate CAD-CAM software, which also provides sufficient information for the operator by which the procedure becomes easy and effective.
The new generations of intraoral scanners feature a better diagnostic aid in the detection of surface caries and proximal caries, which are not visible by the naked eye. Thus, there is also a new direction available for preventive dentistry with the help of specific digital dental world equipment.
CAD-CAM has no doubt changed the concept of the modern world dentistry. Different specialties of dentistry are being successfully benefited by CAD-CAM. Either orthodontics or prosthodontics, quality treatment is possible with accuracy and effectiveness. With CAD-CAM, dentists can get high-quality inlays, onlays, implant abutments, cast partial dentures, crowns, bridges, etc. Maxillo-facial prosthesis and orthodontic clear aligners are also being produced by CAD-CAM. We are hopeful that in the near future, CAD-CAM will go on a more advanced level for the benefit of mankind.