What CAD/CAM Technology Means For You

March 20, 2018

Have you heard that we offer CAD/CAM technology at our practice but this is completely new to you? Are you curious about how this might apply to you, what on earth all of those letters mean, and more? For a review of what you can expect from such advanced dental technology, we are happy to offer you a quick introduction!

What’s The Abbreviation Mean?

When you see the term CAD/CAM technology, remember that this means the following: Computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM). It’s all about relying on computers to help draw up plans for and to create the care and restorations you need for your smile.

What’s It Mean For Dental Care?

By relying on CAD/CAM technology for certain aspects of your dental care, you can expect some wonderful benefits. These may include (but are not limited to) the possibility of same-day restorations, extremely precise design, accurate creation of restorations that fit and match your smile beautifully.

Is It Something I Can Use?

When you are in need of a restoration, such as a dental crown, you may be someone who can receive a dental crown in a day. For instance, our CEREC machine relies on CAD/CAM technology, which means you will be able to experience care through digital means and with the help of dental software and machinery. Consider the following:

  • In place of goopy impressions, we will gather digital impressions
  • We will design your crown with computer software based on impressions
  • The CEREC machine will rely on our design to make your crown on-site
  • You’ll receive your crown during the same visit!

Enjoy Advanced Technology At Our Practice

Come in for same-day restorations, thanks to our use of CAD/CAM and other advanced technologies. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.

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General Dentistry

General dental care provides preventive services along with feedback about your oral health. We provide important oral health reviews for patients of all ages.

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Advanced Dentistry

The right solution for an active oral health issue can give you more confidence in your smile along with the support to bite and chew comfortably.

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Children’s Dentistry

We strive to make every visit comfortable for the kids who depend on us, and we provide reviews and protection that helps you keep them safe from oral health threats.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer conservative, lasting solutions to the flaws that rob people of confidence in the way they look when they speak and smile.