CAD/CAM dentistry (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing in dentistry), is a field of dentistry using CAD or CAM technology to provide a range of dental restorations including: crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, fixed bridges, dental implant restorations.
Dentists use CAD/CAM technology to provide their patients with durable, well-fitted single and multiple tooth restorations in a more efficient manner than traditional lab- fabricated restorations.
Zirconia is a ceramic material that has been used to create substructures in cosmetic dentistry to give crowns and bridges a whiter brighter more translucent quality. Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and crowns and bridges based on Zirconia are the strongest and most aesthetically translucent restorations available in dentistry today -- up to five times stronger than all- porcelain restorations. Nothing looks more like natural teeth.
In the past, dentists used to say that crowns or bridges need to be replaced every five or ten years, but while the porcelain may chip or need repair, a crown or bridge substructure created with CRYSTAL Zirconia should last a lifetime, and includes a lifetime warranty when milled by a certified dental laboratory.