Virginia Dental Solutions is pleased to feature the state-of-the-art Planmeca CAD/CAM system, which allows us to design, create, and place high-quality dental crowns and other restorations in a single appointment. We are committed to providing you with the highest standards of comfort and care so that you can leave our office with a smile. Call our practice for more information about Planmeca CAD/CAM crowns in Reston and Ashburn, Virginia, and to make your appointment with our skilled dentists.
CAD/CAM technology (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) allows us to produce dental crowns and other restorations (such as fillings or veneers) in a matter of minutes. This means that you can complete your entire treatment in just one appointment, rather than returning to our office 2 more times before you can enjoy the results of your treatment.
When we use the Planmeca CAD/CAM system, our dentists:
- Examine your tooth
- Remove any decayed or weakened tooth tissue
- Scan your mouth to capture a digital picture
- Convert this picture into a 3D model on the computer screen
- Use the model to create a restoration
- Immediately mill your crown from a block of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain or ceramic
Your crown is then checked to ensure that it fits properly and that there are no issues with your bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded in place.
To learn more about CAD/CAM technology, please contact our office today.