General Family Dentist | Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Gladstone, Happy Valley and Portland, OR

Kevin H. Speer, D.D.S.
2250 SE Oak Grove Blvd.
Milwaukie, OR 97267


CAD/CAM Use in The Dental Office

CAD dentistry

CAD/CAM dentistry, computer aided design or computer aided manufacturing, is a field of dentistry that uses these computer programs to design and create dental restorations like dental prostheses like crowns, veneers, dentures, and implants.

This technique allows the dentist to provide the most accurate and well designed prosthetics for patients.

CAD and CAM restoration allows dentists to perform restorations the same day.

How does CAD/CAM restoration work?

When you come in for a CAD/CAM restoration you will have all of the work done chairside. We will take x-rays, perform an oral exam, and then use our computer aided design program to design a restoration that works best for you needs.

When we perform chairside restorations we tend to be more conservative and take special care to preserve your enamel, particularly when bonding veneers.

What are the benefits of CAD/CAM restorations?

The most obvious benefit of CAD/CAM restorations is the fact that these restorations can be performed and completed in one day. Oftentimes we can complete these restorations in as little as an hour. This is because the system allows us to avoid having to send out impressions to dental labs or even have an in-house dental lab create the restorations.

If you’re interested in learning more about CAD/CAM use and how we can create restorations same day, contact us. We can help give you the beautiful smile you want, while restoring function. And all in as little as one day.