Study measures time for in-office crown fabrication versus labs

Tony Edwards
Dr. Bicuspid

One question any office considering the purchase of a CAD/CAM system must ask is how much time will be saved during crown fabrication versus the traditional process.

The more efficient the fabrication process is, the more productive an office can be, allowing more patients to be scheduled and technicians to get more tasks completed. Researchers from Switzerland undertook a randomized clinical trial to measure if CAD/CAM systems were indeed less time-consuming than conventional methods when fabricating a single posterior crown. Their results were published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry (December 23, 2016).

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