Shepperton dentists now utilise cad/cam technologies

CAD/CAM stands for computer aided design/computer aided manufacture and is being used increasingly in the field of dentistry to help fabricate the precise shape and size of required dental restorations. CAD/CAM technology can provide patients with well fitted and perfectly sized restorations such as crowns and veneers in a far more efficient manner than ever before. Multiple tooth restorations can also be achieved to a greater degree of accuracy and with far fewer procedures than previously had been necessary.

CAD/CAM technology also means that dental restorations can be achieved in one visit rather than two, if the dentist has the necessary equipment. The computer constructs a 3D representation of your mouth and then uses this to build an exact ceramic replica of the drawing, that fits perfectly in place.

Well fitting crowns can reduce the risk of infection because it reduces the distance between the teeth and also reduces the possibility of the teeth shifting. Previously it has been difficult to offer high strength dental restoration without the use of metals.

There is also no reason that CAD/ CAM technology means the cost has to rise, providing the dentist has all the necessary equipment in office. The technologies represent a vast leap forward in dentistry and can offer patients a greater degree of satisfaction with their dental repairs. A Shepperton dentist will be able to advise you if CAD/CAM technologies can benefit you and your dental repairs.