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A case study on CAD/CAM crowns

Six crowns prepared, designed, printed, and placed in two hours – with AI


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Learn an effective way to quickly design and print permanent restorations, like these six crowns. Experience how digital technology, enhanced by AI, opens up new, more affordable and efficient treatment options.

Three highlights from the case:

Five minutes to design

In only five minutes, Dr. Vetter designs and orders six crowns, using 3Shape Automate and Dental System software.

3D printing

The team prints permanent restorations like this in-house with a 3D printer.

Two hours from prep to placement

The entire treatment, including preparation, design, printing, and placement, takes just over two hours.

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Experts you'll learn from

About Dr. Austin Vetter:

Dr. Austin Vetter is a solo dentist in Fargo, ND, who uses cutting-edge technology like TRIOS 4 Wireless, multiple lab design software, CJ Optik microscopes, and Modjaw. In 2022, he opened this amazing clinic with a full digital lab, where he embraces the latest milling and printing-dental technology.

Products used in this case:
3Shape TRIOS 4 Wireless intraoral scanner 
3Shape Automate 
3Shape Dental System

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