CAD/CAM

Computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer assisted manufacturing (CAM) have been gaining increased use in implant dentistry over the past 10 years. Continuous improvements to CAD/CAM technology have started to challenge the technique of fabricating implant-supported prostheses and abutments using conventional methods. To date, CAD/CAM allows simplified production of precise and durable implant components. The precision of fit has been proven in several laboratory experiments and has been attributed to the design of implants. Milling also facilitates component fabrication from durable and aesthetic materials.