Same-day Restorations Available
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Combining advanced 3-D imaging with in-office milling machines, this technology allows us to create lifelike same-day crowns and other restorations. When you undergo a same-day restorative treatment at our practice, we will take 3-D impressions of your teeth. Then, using a special computer program, we can manipulate these images to design your restoration. During the planning process, we will keep you fully informed, and we can show you the images on computer monitors. After the design phase, the images will be uploaded to our milling machine. This device is very similar to a 3-D printer. It will produce a custom porcelain restoration, typically in an hour or less. The dentist will then make sure it fits correctly before completing treatment.
Lifelike Restorative Materials
The on-staff Ceramist at our dental lab uses some of the most advanced materials available, including Zirconia and IPS e.max®. These materials are both extremely durable and lifelike. Using IPS e.max® enables us to craft thinner restorations, helping them to adhere to teeth more securely. In addition, we exclusively offer the Four Ever Smile™ tooth replacement system, made of a special type of zirconia and supported by only 4 dental implants. Four Ever Smile™ is considered to be the #1 most innovate dental implant solution available for replacing missing teeth.
Advantages of an On-site Dental Lab
Pure Dental has invested in a comprehensive range of dentistry tools so that we can provide the highest level of care and ensure our patients’ lasting satisfaction. Some of the tools we utilize are the 3Shape® desktop scanners, and TRIOS® intraoral scanners. In addition to taking optical impressions of your teeth, this device can also measure the precise shade of your smile. Our CAD/CAM milling machines are manufactured by Roland and Ivoclar®, widely considered to be the top brands in restorative dentistry.
Having access to such a broad range of technological innovations can benefit you in several ways. One of the most significant benefits is an increased turnaround time creating restorations. Furthermore, we have dedicated ceramists who draws upon extensive experience and training to create restorations that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
Finally, our in-office laboratory gives us greater flexibility. Many offices that offer same-day care are only able to provide single-tooth restorations. Thanks to our advanced technology, we can restore a full arch of teeth in one appointment and perform on-site adjustments when necessary.
Our high-tech dental lab truly sets us apart from other practices. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a million dollar smile. Visit https://www.durhamdental.net/services/tmj-and-tmd-treatment/ and get the details.