Precisely Crafted Restorations With CAD/CAM Technology
With computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, Dr. Clifford Degel and Dr. Carmen Every-Degel can fabricate dental restorations right here in our office. We use CAD/CAM technology at our Queens practice to produce beautiful, precise-fitting Prettau® zirconia crowns, bridges, and dentures quickly and efficiently. CAD/CAM technology allows us to create zirconia restorations that match the size, shape, shade, and texture of your natural teeth. To learn more about this exciting technology, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Revolutionary Prettau® Zirconia Material
Prettau® zirconia is the material of choice when it comes to the fabrication of dental restorations. It offers a number of benefits, including its:
- Strength: Zirconia is much stronger than other dental materials; it has higher flexural, tensile, and bending strength.
- Durability: Zirconia is non-porous and is resistant to chipping, cracking, and staining, resulting in longer lasting restorations.
- Comfort: Zirconia restorations have a smooth surface and are non-abrasive, so they will not cause damage or discomfort to surrounding teeth or gum tissue.
- Appearance: Zirconia restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth due to their translucency and light reflecting qualities. Prettau® zirconia is also multicolored just like natural teeth. In addition, we will design your dental restoration to match the color and shade of your natural teeth.
CAD/CAM Technology for Precise Restorations
Using advanced dental technology such as tomographic imaging and digital x-rays, our doctors will map out a three-dimensional image of the tooth being treated, the surrounding teeth, and the hard and soft structures of your mouth. Using these images, we can fabricate a restoration that will not interfere with your natural occlusion and will fit precisely within your mouth. We also use the CAD/CAM software to design your custom restoration to complement your smile. When the design is complete, the restoration will be custom milled from solid blocks of Prettau® zirconia.
Advantages of Using CAD/CAM Systems
The CAD/CAM milling system makes it possible for Dr. Degel and Dr. Every-Degel to fabricate high quality dental restorations in the office. This means that patients can have their final dental restorations placed in just one office visit. Typically, this process requires two visits. During the first appointment, the measurements and design for the dental restoration are made and sent to an offsite laboratory; once the restoration is fabricated and sent back to the dentist, the patient can attend a second appointment in which the dental restoration is fitted and placed. Because we can mill the restoration right here in the office, all of these steps can be completed in a single visit.
CAD/CAM milled restorations also offer improved function and aesthetics. The ability to chew, eat, and speak improves dramatically, and patients often feel more confident in their appearance, after having their restorations placed.
In addition, the zirconia material contains no metal and is completely biocompatible.
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Our caring dental team can repair cracked, broken, and missing teeth with the best products available. We can develop a customized treatment plan that will restore function and provide a beautiful enhancement. If you have concerns about your teeth and would like to learn more about how CAD/CAM technology can help you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors.