Chairside manufacture is a growing trend which allows dentists to treat their patients in a single visit with digital impressions and chairside CAD/CAM solutions. This makes dental procedures far more appealing to patients by reducing the number of visits necessary to the clinic, fewer anaesthetic injections, avoiding the inconvenience of temporaries and uncomfortable physical impressions. Chairside CADCAM dentistry is a real boost to your practice; patients are drawn by the technology and the convenience of the procedures possible. The production cost savings can be significant, in turn increasing the profitability of the procedures for the clinician.
Chairside CADCAM involving milling and 3D printing is not new to dentistry, but until recently the platforms available have been closed limiting the usability of the technology for various workflows. By moving to open platforms such as offered by Carestream Dental, dentists can now expand their digital horizons and skills for increased productivity and revenue.