January 20, 2020

Dental CAD/CAM, the Contemporary Technique to Process Crowns

The crown is the upper part of the tooth that is visible to the naked eye. A man made crown is used on top of a (operated upon) tooth as a “cap”. The crown mimics the actual look and shape of the tooth and performs its function too.

The crown can be made in different materials and by various methods. Out of all materials, all ceramic crowns are preferred the most. Since the shape of the crown is complicated and varies in shape and size from person to person, high precision is required in the manufacturing of the crown.

The best method is CAD/CAM for making crowns. CAD stands for computer aided designing and CAM stands for computer aided manufacturing. It is a fully automated procedure that achieves incredible precision with .01 mm tolerance.

In its endeavor to offer the best in services, Dr.Kalra’s Dental Clinic, a multispecialty dental clinic in Panchkula, has in house production of CAD/CAM manufactured crowns. The clinic is the first clinic in India with such a facility, using the CAD/CAM since 2004.

 Benefits of CAD/CAM processed crown

Since this is high precision manufacturing, the resultant crown is the best possible copy of the original tooth. Moreover, since the tooth has a functionary purpose. It’s easiest for the patient to get used to the CAD/CAM generated crown.

A Good fit in turn ensures durability. Moreover, the raw material used further enhances long life of the tooth.

This technology enhances patient comfort during the procedure. With digital impressions, the patient isn’t subjected to a tray full of impression material, and all the gagging that can entail. And if any information is missing in a scan, the digital version can simply add in the missing information, rather than having to repeat the whole process. Also the procedure is less time consuming.

Less time means procedures that otherwise require multiple sittings can be performed in a single sitting, in turn ensuring better results and reducing patient discomfort. The production of crowns take approximately one hour, and can be cemented on the same day, as opposed to waiting for one week for conventional crowns.

According to numerous reports, a failure rate of just 2.6 percent and a mean survival rate of astonishing 97.4 percent for 2,862 for such crowns over a four-year period.

CAD/CAM is a high precision method that will make traditional methods look outdated and obsolete. Dr.Kalra’s Multispecialty Dental Clinic, the best dentist in North India, always aims to introduce the latest in dental practice to ensure their patients receive nothing but the best in dental care.


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