CAD/CAM: Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

What is CAD/CAM?

CAD stands for Computer Aided Design and CAM stands for Computer Aided Manufacturing. This technology works together so that after something has been designed a machine connected to the design process easily manufactures the product. Digging deeper, CAD/CAM is technology that allows a dental laboratory to design and manufacture restorations more accurately and at a quicker pace than before.

How do we utilize this technology?

In our laboratory, Natural Esthetics, utilizes the latest in CAD/CAM technology to bring our dentists dental restorations from models, impressions, and digital scans sent by dentist. With the help of this technology we can boast of our consistent quality and quick turnaround. Our laboratory experts can work with doctors to communicate and work together on cases to provide the best care for your patients.

What does that mean for dentists?

CAD/CAM offers dentist a different level of care than traditional dental laboratories previously could offer. When coupled with a digital scanner in the dental practices, the technology allows dentists to accurately see the same thing that laboratories see making communication better and allowing restorations to be a more accurate fit.

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