Computer GeneratedCAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) is a technology that is being applied to many prosthetic dentistry techniques. In the past couple of years, more methods of computer-generated dentures have emerged.
Leading the way are groups from Loma Linda University Dental School and Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The methods involve fewer appointments to make impressions and jaw relations so that a virtual denture may be designed and then fabricated by a milling center. We use our NobelBiocare Procera Laser Scanner to design and fabricate implant abutments, tissue bars and fixed-detachable hybrid frameworks.
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Robert G, Tupac, DDS, FACP, Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics, 5060 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309, www.drtupac.com, (661) 325-1275