In-Office Restorations

CAD/CAM for In-Office Milling

When it comes to dental health care, the most advanced technologies focus on one main goal – improving the quality of care and treatment you receive for your smile. At our office, that includes optimizing the design and creation of lifelike restorations, such as porcelain dental crowns and bridges. Using innovative, computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, we can perform preparations, design your crown or bridge, craft it, and place it, all during a single visit to our office. The in-office design and milling machine eliminates the need to wait for technicians in an outside dental lab to create your restoration. Instead, you can leave our office the same day with your custom, highly lifelike crown or bridge in place.

The Benefits of CAD/CAM

The secret to how a CAD/CAM in-office lab works is the advanced digital imaging technology that it relies on. A series of comprehensive, highly detailed images are taken of your teeth, dental ridges, and oral structures to determine the precise size, shape, and measurements of your restoration. The measurements are then sent to an on-site milling machine, which digitally prints your restoration on the spot. The combination of fast, precise, and accurate digital imaging with rapid 3D printing provides a number of important benefits, including:

  • Same-day smile restoration – Not having to wait for days or weeks until you can complete your smile restoration is one of the greatest advantages of CAD/CAM in-office milling technology. Instead, you can leave your appointment with your smile fully restored and without having to come back to have your permanent crown or bridge placed.
  • No need for a temporary – Because you can receive your restoration in just one day, you won’t have to wear a temporary restoration in the meantime. Because a temp isn’t meant to be permanent, it may not fit as comfortably or as sturdily as your permanent one. This may cause discomfort, and in some cases, affect the way your final crown or bridge functions.
  • More comfortable and lifelike results – The porcelain used for CAD/CAM same-day restorations is designed for optimal esthetic results. It can be customized to match the color of your healthy, natural teeth and the way they reflect light. With our in-office milling technology, your restoration can also be made thinner, allowing for more lifelike crowns and longer-span bridges.

Enjoy a New Crown or Bridge in One Day

CAD/CAM in-office milling, we can design and place your customized, highly lifelike dental crown or bridge all in just a single visit. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213. Located in Lake Orion, MI, we also proudly serve the residents of Auburn Hills, Rochester Hills, Clarkston, Oxford, all surrounding communities.