CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design & computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM software supports comprehensive case planning, including the precise analysis of diagnostic data along with the design and fabrication of restorations such as dental crowns and bridges as well as other oral appliances.
CAD/CAM systems utilize comfortable optical scanning technology to obtain a virtual dental impression of the patient’s teeth and occlusion. This data is used to generate a detailed 3D intraoral image and create a computer-generated model on which a restoration or appliance may be designed.
An integrated CAD/CAM system elevates and streamlines the workflow process from consultation or exam to the construction of custom-fitted appliances and restorations. CAD/CAM technology makes the provision of complex and multi-step procedures faster and more precise and offers a more comfortable and convenient patient experience.