CAD/CAM Milling Center at Center for Implant Dentistry In Bay Area
After working for 31 years in the Health care Industry I know what it takes to care of patients, and going by my years of experience, I rate Dr. Sam Jain and his entire personnel with the following words, 'EXCELLENT SERVICE', from the initial phone call to end of my treatment, Dr. Sam takes care of you just like a Family member.
Dr. Sam, please keep up the good work !
- Jaime D.
Dear Implant Center Patients:
I am excited to share with you a recent addition to our implant center that we are so proud of. After years of frustration with the dental lab technicians who did not share the same passion for implant dentistry that we have and would not go for continuing education and would keep giving mediocre traditional implant prosthetics, we took it upon ourselves and took a giant leap towards the computerized manufacture of implant prosthetics. My mechanical engineering background (Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering -UCONN 1995) gave me a unique advantage and helped tremendously in this endeavor. The traditional implant crowns (porcelain fused to metal) are made using casting methods involving a metal framework with porcelain fused on it. This porcelain tends to chip off from the metal and the accuracy of fit on the implant is average.
We spent a year exploring the dental technician community by going on their forums, conventions, visiting computerized milling centers, and searching out the industry leaders. We spent lot of time understanding and choosing the best CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacture) systems. We were surprised to find out that Germany was the leader in this arena.
After one year of research and travel, we made a half million dollar investment and now we have an in-office, state of the art CAD/CAM dental implant Lab which is also known as milling center. The CAD and CAM systems we chose were the most expensive but the best. The design software is 3shape from Denmark, which is world’s leading CAD. The two milling machines, we bought are the new generation 5 axis milling machines. The 5 axis machines can produce shapes and contours that the older 3 axis machines can’t. Of the two machines, one is for wet milling and other one is for dry milling. The dry mill is for Zirconium milling and the wet one is for titanium metal milling.
We had been working on the 3 axis CEREC CAD/CAM system for last two years, but it is a closed system and only capable of doing small cases. So, there was a pressing need for next generation advanced machines for bigger jobs.
Now we have a complete CAD/CAM system with which we can truly produce fully customized implant prosthetics without relying on anybody else. We went through months of training on these machines learning both CAD and CAM, and we can now design and manufacture monolithic zirconium implant prosthetics (crowns, bridges, hybrids dentures etc.) and titanium custom abutments as well.
Unlike a PFM crown, which is a composite of two materials that can separate from each other, Zirconium is a monolithic (one-piece) tooth colored material with such a high mechanical strength that it is considered virtually indestructible. The era of monolithic implant prosthetics has taken over and CAD/CAM manufactured zirconium has become the material of choice in this decade.
The designing of the prosthesis is entirely in our control now and we can produce the shape and color we want. We feel good about our work, as we are able to provide patients well-engineered implant prosthetics along with sound implant surgery that we have already been providing for many years.
With the addition of this state of the art CAD/CAM Implant Lab, we can now truly say that we can perform COMPLETE implant dentistry under one roof
Step 1: Imaging – We take 3D X-Rays utilizing our in office CAT Scan Machine
Step2: Planning Implant Treatment: We make a plan of how/where the implants will be placed in patients jawbone utilizing the 3D x-ray superimposed on the Implant planning software. We perform the virtual surgery on the patients jaw on the computer suggesting different treatment plans.
Step3: Surgical Guide: The guide is manufactured in office in the milling center according to the planned treatment in Step 2 (this step is skipped for simple implant cases)
Step4: Implant Surgery:
Step5: Take Implant Impressions:
Step6: Manufacture of Implant Prosthetics (Zirconium crowns, bridges, hybrid dentures) in our CAD/CAM Lab
Step 7: Delivery of Implant prosthesis
BECAUSE OF THE LAB BEING IN-OFFICE WE CAN PRODUCE:
- THE TOP QUALITY IMPLANT PROSTHETICS
- WITH VERY HIGH STRENGTH (MONOLITHIC -VIRTUALLY UNBREAKABLE)
- PRECISION FIT
- UNSURPASSABLE COSMETICS
- IN VERY SHORT AMOUNT TIME
- CHANGES IN CASE THE PATIENT DOES NOT LIKE THE PROSTHESIS
- EXTRA SET OF PROSTHESIS CAN BE MADE AT CLICK OF A BUTTON
No work is outsourced. Our office takes responsibility for the complete job. We have a much better grasp on the complete implant protocol. We know the entire game.
DUE TO ALL ABOVE REASONS, WE CONSIDER OURSELVES AS THE MOST ADVANCED DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER IN THE ENTIRE BAY AREA.
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