CAD/CAM Technology in Mobile, AL.
At Mobile Comprehensive Dentistry, we utilize "state of the art" CAD/CAM Technology or "computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing."
We have invested in a Sirona Cone Beam Computed Tomography unit, or CBCT, so we are one of a few dental offices in the Mobile area where a patient can benefit from 3D scans of their teeth and jaws with extraordinary accuracy and detail.
What is CBCT?
It is an advanced dental imaging technology that allows for an unparalleled view of the teeth and supportive structures within the face. Though this type of imaging has been available in dentistry for years, not many general dentists have taken advantage of the technology.
What Can it Show?
A single image can reveal the associative relationship between the hard and soft tissues of the mouth, which can aid Dr. O'Donnell and Dr. Willis in treatment planning and administration. In some instances, it allows them to detect potential problematic lesions of the head and neck.
What Can the Images be used for in Dentistry?
In this advanced area of dentistry, computer technology helps us design and manufacture various different types of dental restorations including milled ceramic crowns, veneers, onlays, inlays and bridges. CAD/CAM can also be used to fabricate abutments for dental implants. As materials and technology available for CAD/CAM dentistry have improved over the years, so too have the restorations that patients recieve from this form of digital dentistry. This equipment truly defines “state of the art.”
What are the Benefits of CAD/CAM Dentistry?
A few benefits of CAD/CAM dentistry are that today's resorations are:
- Better fitting
- More durable
- More natural looking
- This technology, along with CEREC available at Mobile Comprehensive Dentistry, makes same day dentistry a possibility for our patients'.
- When operated by our expertly trained staff, CAD/CAM offers safety, precision and maximum convenience for our patients'.
- This technology improves our patients' experience and makes dental treatment faster. At Mobile Comprehensive Dentistry, we value your time!
How is the CBCT used in Implant Dentistry?
The CBCT has become the gold standard for patient care in implant dentistry. The 3D images enable Dr. O’Donnell and Dr. Willis to diagnose, plan and implement treatments for all implant cases; from single tooth implants to full-mouth restoration, all on the computer before the surgery begins. Because they are able to examine the jaw and bone form various angles, Dr. O'Donnell and Dr. Willis are able to anticipate and avoid any difficulties that would otherwise remain undetected until surgery was underway. They are able to avoid causing damage to nerves and to vital structures, including blood vessels and sinuses. This state-of-the-art technology is truly one of the most important imaging and diagnostic breakthroughs in modern dentistry.
Give us a call and experience this technology for yourself.