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CAD/CAM Redefines Conservative Dentistry

Crownlays” provide a less invasive option in appropriate cases

By Dhaval Patel, DDSPacific Dental Services®-supported owner dentist at Pleasant Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics in Roseville, CA

Dr. Dhaval Patel – PDS-supported owner dentist

Dr. Patel is a leading voice in CEREC® by Sirona CAD/CAM restorative dentistry. In this article, Dr. Patel explains one of the leading trends in conservative dentistry, “crownlays” – crown and onlay hybrids. He also provides an excellent case report that highlights his treatment plan step-by-step.

Quoting from the article:

Crownlays should be chosen by more clinicians as an alternative to complete coverage crowns whenever appropriate, as they are more conservative in nature. The supragingival margins on crownlays are healthier for the gingival tissue and their esthetics can be on par with complete coverage restorations. With the help of the CEREC Omnicam, it is easier than ever to fabricate and deliver these restorations same day without the need for an impression, temporary restoration, and second visit.

CEREC Omnicam is the preferred device by many PDS-supported clinicians. Learn more about Omnicam in this article from PDS-supported owner dentist Dr. Frederick Lee.

Dr. Patel’s article originally appeared in Inside Dentistry by dentalaegis April 2014, Volume 10, Issue 4. Read the entire story here.

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