01/30/2010  |  
Posted in Dental Technology
Single-Visit Dentistry for Crowns, Onlays, and Veneers

Imagine going to a dental office because you've lost a crown and having the dentist clean up your tooth, freshen the edges, and take a wand to scan your tooth so that via CAD (Computer Aided Design) CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology he can make your new restoration. Here's how it works: as your dentist scans your damaged tooth it sends data to a machine that shapes, grinds, and fashions a perfectly shaped restoration for the lost tooth structure from a block of exactly matched tooth colored material. The good news is that you no longer have to imagine, as this technology is available now!

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