In most dental offices today, the design and fabrication of a dental prosthesis requires a significant amount of out-sourcing to dental laboratories. With the advent of 21st Century technology, this is no longer the case as digital design in prosthetic dentistry can be put back into the hands of the dentist, ultimately improving outcomes.
At The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry, our doctor, Dr. Jim Maroney, is an accomplished digital design specialist, who also fabricate your dental prosthesis right in our Littleton area prosthodontic office.
Digital Dental Design is more accurate and cost-effective
Because we believe digital design of prosthetics to be more accurate, as well as less expensive in the long run, we have recently purchased the state-of-the-art NobelProcera CAD/CAM Digital Design System, from Nobel Biocare. This allows us to be a full service dental office, designing and fabricating your dental prosthesis “in-house,” without the need for a middle-man.
While there are many different systems available today for the digital design and fabrication of crowns, bridges, implant abutments, and other dental appliances, we think the NobelProcera provides us with the versatility and quality to provide you with the exceptional care that has become our trademark. These systems can be quite expensive but in our practice, limited to prosthetic and implant dentistry, they are extremely valuable.
Because we have the NobelProcera system in-office, we are able to virtually design crowns, bridges, and implant abutments specifically for each patient. This gives us greater control over the final outcome and helps to save you, our patient, money.
As prosthodontists, we receive specific training in the laboratory aspects of CAD-CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) design and dental fabrication. We are strong believers in the power of digital dental design but, while CAD-CAM technology can be a very powerful tool, it can also be abused, and is certainly no substitute for proper diagnosis and dental treatment planning.
If you’ve been considering dental implants, or have more questions about the implant design and placement process, the doctors at The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry are available to help you determine effective solutions to all of your dental problems. If you would like more information from your Littleton area Prosthodontist, please call to make an appointment today.