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J Am Dent Assoc. 2010 Jun;141 Suppl 2:5S-9S.

CAD/CAM in-office technology: innovations after 25 years for predictable, esthetic outcomes.

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Grand Prairie, TX, USA. djpoticny@earthlink.net

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The in-office application of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has evolved continually across 25 years, and material enhancements made in conjunction with this evolution have improved the speed and precision with which dentists can place high-quality, esthetic restorations for almost every dental application.

METHODS:

The authors present an overview of the CEREC Acquisition Center (AC) with Bluecam system (Sirona Dental Systems, Charlotte, N.C.) and available materials.

RESULTS:

On the basis of the growth of CAD/CAM, the manufacturer has made substantial improvements to all aspects of the CEREC AC system-including hardware, software and materials-during the past 25 years.

CONCLUSION:

Dentists can create laboratory-grade restorations in their offices with little disturbance to work-flow patterns. This is possible, because of innovations to the system that make CAD/CAM feasible for most dental practices.

PMID:
20516108
DOI:
10.14219/jada.archive.2010.0356
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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