Nowadays, cad-cam porcelain is named as the latest technology in dentistry. The main difference between crown-bridge coating with classic metal support and cad-cam porcelain is the use of aluminum oxide or zirconium oxide under porcelain as a support instead of the metal support.
Design and modelling procedures are done strictly with computerized robots without human touch.
The biggest advantage of using aluminum or ziconium oxide for porcelain substructure instead of metal is its aesthetics and its durability. These materials allow light to enter for the perfect imitation of tooth color comparingwith the old school porcelain crowns such as; chrom nickel, gold, or titanium. Since cad-cam porcelain would not have the thick metal support underneath porcelain, during preparation of teeth will cause less damage on teeth’s tissues.
Area of Usage:
- Full crownings (coatings) for one tooth destruction.
- Bridges for missing 1 or 2 teeth.
- Use only for aesthetics and sticking laminate veneers on the front surface of the tooth.
- Porcelain making over implant.
Mode of Administration:
Comparing with the regular crowning procedures, this new tecnology (cad-cam procelain) will cause less damage on the tooth’s tissues during downsizing of the tooth. Since the method is ruining less tissues, tooth will not develop the grey coloring like metal supported crowns. After getting accurate measurements with measurement tools, the results will be sent to labs. In these labs, results will be read by laser devices. Then, they will be sent to computerized robots. Finally, the robot will shape the tooth with 100 percent accuracy guaranteed.