CAD / CAM Dentistry is the field of prosthodontics using Computer aided design and Computer aiding manufacturing to improve the design and creation of Dental restorations such as crowns, inlays, onlays and porcelain veneers in one single appointment.
Difference from conventional prosthodontic restorations:
Chairside Cad/Cam restorations differ from conventional prosthodontics in that crowns, inlays, onlays and porcelain veneers are produced and cemented in the same day.
Cad/Cam restorations are milled from solid blocks of porcelain or composite resin.
Instead of imprints of conventional prosthodontics the teeth are digitally scanned.
Finally, the accuracy of the restorations using the Cad / Cam technology is excellent in terms of fitting and aesthetics.
As a conclusion, Cad /Cam restorations provide an excellent aesthetic result in a single appointment with metal free restorations.