Best Dental Hungary: PROCERA scanner

In the spirit of innovation, the Zuglói Dental Clinic is now equipped with a PROCERA laser scanner. This new technology ensures safer and more beautiful results compared with implantation and conventional prosthodontic procedures.

How does this innovative new technology work?

You will not notice anything new in the parts of the procedure involving you. The important details are happening in the background, with the help of dental technicians, a special laser scanner, computerised robots and a Swedish factory.

The philosophy of the procedure patented by Nobel Biocare is described by its name in English:

CAD/CAM technology

This means computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. A significant benefit of the system is that the dental prosthesis integrates into the teeth much more precisely and is more aesthetically fitted, making it almost impossible to differentiate it from a real tooth.

What are the most important steps in CAD/CAM technology?

  • In the clinic, your dentist prepares an impression of the prepared tooth.
  • In the laboratory, the dental technician prepares an accurate plaster model based on the impression.
  • Then the technician puts the model in a special device, where a laser scanner transforms each point of the model into a computerised image point. This special device is the PROCERA laser scanner, which is now on site at the Zuglói Dental Clinic to use for our patients.
  • The dental technician designs the framework for the desired dental prosthesis on the computer, using a special software designed for this purpose.
  • The technician sends the design on-line to the PROCERA milling centre in Sweden.
  • Based on the information received, a computer controlled robot, with accuracy to micrometre, carves the requested framework from a block of the selected material: zirconium oxide, cobalt-chrome or a special plastic. Only temporary crowns and bridges are made from plastic, and in this case, it is not only the framework but the entire temporary tooth that is carved.
  • The factory in Gothenburg sends the precisely manufactured framework to the dental technician by a parcel delivery service.
  • The dental technician takes the central role again, applying the ceramic veneer on the framework. The term “veneer” refers to the outer layer of the dental prosthesis. This is also an important step, as the final dental prosthesis must not only be accurately integrated within the set of teeth, but must also be beautiful. In this case, beauty means a lifelike appearance, with the goal being that the colour and shape of the dental prosthesis resemble that of the original tooth.
  • The dentist bonds the completely lifelike and precisely articulated dental prosthesis on the smoothed tooth stump.

What are the benefits of a dental prosthesis prepared in this manner?

The CAD/CAM technology has several advantages.

The most important advantage may be that the factory in Gothenburg offers a 5-year warranty on the crown and bridge frameworks they produce. This indicates without doubt that the goal of the system is to provide exceptionally high quality.

Crown and bridge frameworks may be manufactured from several materials. The most highly recommended material is zirconium, which does not contain metal, so it may also be used by those who are allergic to metal. In addition, zirconium is characterised by high light transmittance, meaning light passes through almost all the layers of the crown, creating a colour similar to that of the original teeth. Naturally, you may also opt for cobalt-chrome alloy framework. This is more affordable, but its optical characteristics cannot be compared with that of the zirconium.

The CAD/CAM technology makes design and construction more precise than ever before. The lifespan of the dental prosthesis will be longer, with the better aesthetic results. The precisely integrated prosthesis minimises the risk of so-called secondary decay with proper oral hygiene. This new technology, which can be used for conventional dental prostheses (crowns or bridges) and implantation procedures, also helps in the case of certain removable dental prostheses and other procedures.

What is the particular advantage of the Zuglói Dental Clinic having a PROCERA laser scanner available on site?

The primary advantage of having our own PROCERA laser scanner is that it makes the CAD/CAM technology more affordable at the Zuglói Dental Clinic than if the process had to be performed abroad or by another company.

View the prices for treatments using the PROCERA scanner.



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