Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry

INVITED REVIEW
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60--64

Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing in dentistry – Future is present


Vidya K Shenoy, M Bharath Prabhu 
 Department of Prosthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Vidya K Shenoy
Department of Prosthodontics, AJ Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) restorations have developed at rapid pace since their introduction offering accuracy and more options. The paradigm shift from traditional techniques to CAD/CAM technology has brought about a revolutionary change in the way the restorations are fabricated. Impression techniques, burnout oven, and casting machines have been replaced by model scanning and CAD/CAM milling machines. Keyboards, monitors, and cursors have replaced Bunsen burners, wax, and carving instrument to fabricate crown and bridge prosthesis. CAD/CAM technology offers automated production, patient comfort, esthetically pleasing and strong restorations and cost-effectiveness to laboratories. CLINICAL RELEVANCE TO INTERDISCIPLINARY DENTISTRY
  • Computer-aided design/computer.aided manufacturing technology is now a viable, predictable, and efficient alternative to traditional methods for fabrication of dental restorations
  • It has innumerable clinical applications including fabrication of indirect restorations, occlusal splints, implant prosthodontics, maxillofacial prosthodontics, and orthodontics.



How to cite this article:
Shenoy VK, Prabhu M B. Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing in dentistry – Future is present.J Interdiscip Dentistry 2015;5:60-64


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Shenoy VK, Prabhu M B. Computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing in dentistry – Future is present. J Interdiscip Dentistry [serial online] 2015 [cited 2022 Aug 15 ];5:60-64
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