CAD/CAM System

CAD/CAM System (Digital Dentistry) in Decatur, GA | Signature Smiles Studio

The use of CAD/CAM begins with a digital scan of your teeth and oral structures.

If you’ve ever gone to the dentist for a crown, bridge, veneer, or other form of dental restoration, you have experienced the significant process required to obtain the parts needed to fix your smile. Impressions are taken and then sent to a manufacturer to make the appliances, which are then sent back to the dentist’s office. This entire process can take weeks, depending on what’s needed, meaning you may have a lengthy wait before you can confidently smile again. 

At Signature Smiles Studio in Decatur, GA, you can have your dental restoration devices placed in just one appointment with the use of CAD/CAM technology. A significant part of Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding’s mission as a dentist is to provide efficient and quality care to her patients to improve not only the health and appearance of their smiles but also their overall quality of life. For many patients, that means not having to wait weeks to receive their corrective dental restorations. Dr. Spaulding makes on-the-spot design adjustments in our virtual lab for efficient and improved patient outcomes.

To learn more about CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry at Signature Smiles Studio in Decatur, GA, contact our office to schedule your personalized oral exam with Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding today! We proudly serve Midtown, Sagamore Hills, and in-town areas of Atlanta, GA.

patient using oral scanning technology at Signature Smiles Studio in Decatur, GA
Signature Smiles Studio technology in Decatur, GA

What Is CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry?

Computer-Aided Designed (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) are powerful technologies used to design and manufacture dental restorations, such as splints, crowns, bridges, veneers, and more. The technology allows dentists like Dr. Spaulding to reduce the time and effort required to produce high-quality dental restorations.

Dr. Spaulding will use an intraoral scanner to take precise 3D images of your teeth and gums, which are used to create digital modeling. The digital model is sent to a dental lab that uses specialized CAD dental software to design the customized dental restoration device. At Signature Smiles Studio, a trained and skilled lab technician will work alongside Dr. Spaulding to modify the restoration’s shape, size, and fit to ensure a precise and comfortable final product.

The CAD/CAM Process at Signature Smiles Studio

First, Dr. Spaulding will perform an examination of your teeth and oral health. This examination will determine the best dental restoration device for your unique treatment. Next, Dr. Spaulding will prepare the isolated tooth or teeth for the new splint, crown, or veneer. This may include removing any accumulated tarter or areas of decay to help prevent infection.

Once your tooth is prepared, Dr. Spaulding will take a digital image of it. The image is then sent to the CAD machine, which will create a 3D model of your tooth. The high-quality model is used as a guide to craft your same-day dental device. 

Once the design has been finalized, it’s sent to the CAM machine that rapidly creates your restoration device. When the device is ready, Dr. Spaulding will adjust it in place with a dental composite. Finally, she’ll polish your restoration, apply shading, and make it blend seamlessly in with your natural teeth.

Dr. Spaulding using CAD CAM system in Decatur, GA
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Experience Comfortable, Compassionate Dental Care

Dr. Spaulding, our Decatur dentist, and our entire team approach dental care differently. We work together to embody our shared vision of uncompromising excellence in dentistry. This includes offering dental care in a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere.

What Are the Benefits of the CAD/CAM System in Atlanta, GA?

There are numerous benefits to using CAD/CAM in dentistry for both dental professionals and patients. The technology improves the quality of dental restoration, reduces treatment times, enhances patients’ comfort, and helps increase the efficiency of the product.

Precision and Accuracy

The digital scanning device reduces the risk of errors and ensures the perfect fit for the restoration device. The CAD software enables Dr. Spaulding to make precise adjustments to achieve natural-looking aesthetics and better functionality.

Elevated Patient Experience

Digital dentistry eliminates the use of traditional impression materials that can be uncomfortable for many patients. CAD/CAM Digital Dentistry reduces appointments and waiting time for patients.

Superior Results

CAD/CAM restorations are highly customized to closely match the patient’s natural teeth. The software enables Dr. Spaulding to manipulate the shapes, sizes, and shades of appliances to create a restoration that blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile.

Improved Efficiency

Digital scans are completed faster than physical impressions, which means less time in the dentist’s chair and shorter appointments.
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Why Choose Dr. Spaulding for Your Dental Needs in Atlanta?

Dr. Jocelyn Spaulding and her highly skilled team of dental hygienists and assistants at Signature Smiles Studio are passionate about providing the highest quality care and oral hygiene education to all of their patients. What sets Dr. Spaulding apart from other dental professionals is providing a holistic approach. She takes the time to discuss her patient’s diet, habits, stress, candy consumption, and oral hygiene. This unique approach helps her best treat her patients and prevent further issues from occurring in the future. Additionally, Dr. Spaulding is at the forefront of research about how musculoskeletal development affects dental health long-term. 

Dr. Spaulding actively pursues any opportunity to continue growing in her expertise, including attending seminars, staying up to date on dental treatments and techniques, and reinforcing her education and awareness. To help provide a comfortable and relaxing experience, she offers personal touches with hot towel treatments, comfortable cushioned chairs, and private rooms. Every room is equipped with air purifiers and specialized equipment to help reduce airborne viruses for improved patient safety and satisfaction.

Ready to Schedule Your Decatur, GA Appointment for Dental Restorations?

If you would like to learn more or have any additional questions about CAD/CAM digital dentistry, please contact our Decatur, GA office. A member of our team will gladly schedule a consultation with Dr. Spaulding for you. We look forward to helping you make your smile dreams a reality.

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