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Forum Implantologicum 15 (2019), No. 2     20. Nov. 2019
Forum Implantologicum 15 (2019), No. 2  (20.11.2019)

Page 118-125

Current State of CAD/CAM Technology in Implant Dentistry
Morton, Dean / Polido, Waldemar / Lin, Wei-Shao
Complete or partial digital workflow utilizing computeraided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology provides dental clinicians with ample options to treat their patients in a more effective way in daily practice. Dental clinicians and technicians need to recognize the limitations and proper indications of currently available technologies to accomplish optimal clinical care outcomes for patients. This article aims to narratively review various current CAD/CAM technologies (such as digital data collection, the development in CAD software programs and manufacturing platforms) in implant dentistry and discuss their advantages and limitations.

Keywords: CAD/CAM, digital, prosthesis, dental implant