CAD/CAM Dentistry

Newton Wellesley Dental Partners uses spectacular technology in our practice, which sets us far above other traditional dentists. CAD/CAM technology is an acronym that stands for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. This technology is used in dentistry to help create precise shapes and sizes for dental restoration. This includes bridges and caps as well as inlays and onlays. Dr. Johnson uses this technology to design the anatomical features, size, and shape of the tooth.

A 3D image of your mouth and gums is displayed on a computer screen, which allows the doctors to draw the precise design of the tooth restoration and this gives you a perfect fit! This first step creates the “thimble”, which sits over the tooth against the gum. Then an artisan layers the ceramic over the thimble in order to create the natural look. Dr. Johnson’s philosophy is that “dentistry should be imperceptible”.

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