Our Mill Valley Dentist Answers Questions About CAD/CAM Technology in Dentistry

Written by Dr. McConnell on Feb 28, 2023

In our Mill Valley dental office, we work hard to consistently update our practice with the latest technologies, so that we can provide our patients with the best dental experiences possible. In this short article, we are giving you additional information about one type of technology, in particular, CAD/CAM. Keep reading to learn more, and, remember, you can always reach out to our dental team at any time for more support!

Q: What does CAD/CAM do?

A: CAD/CAM technology improves our dental team’s ability to treat existing dental damage in a short period of time. The CAD (computer-aided design) part of treatment allows our dentist to create a digital impression of relevant teeth. Using this data, we then design a dental restoration that is scaled and shaped to fit your tooth. We are able to fit and perfect the restoration in our office, so that you are able to get the high-quality treatment that you need in a short period of time.

Q: What is it like to go through treatment with CAD/CAM?

A: The process of scanning your smile is non-invasive and comfortable—this process is quick and straightforward. CAD/CAM makes treatment more convenient, so you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair, and you’ll have very little post-treatment recovery time once you’re home.

Q; How do I know if CAD/CAM can help me?

A: The best way to find out for sure whether you can benefit from CAD/CAM technology is to schedule a consultation with our Mill Valley dentists. During this appointment, we’ll assess your smile, and make treatment recommendations. Keep in mind that, in general, CAD/CAM is especially useful for people who are suffering from dental damage, and people who are undergoing restorative, multi-phased treatment.

As always, our Mill Valley dentists are here to answer any questions that you may have, and to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Give us a call!