CAD-CAM technology is the computer aided design and manufacture of intraoral restorations.
Images are recorded using a special scanner without taking impression from the mouth of the patient. Restorations (crowns) are designed with special software programs on the recorded images. This 3-dimensional data is transferred to the production unit and is produced from the suitable material.
It is a very advantageous method for patients who have vomiting reflex during impression. Another advantage is that the duration of the prosthesis produced using CAD-CAM technology is very short. In addition, temporary crown use may not be necessary because duration of toothlessness is too short.
With CAD-CAM technology, porcelain coatings, bridges, porcelain fillings (inlay, onlay) and lamina can be produced.