Artificial intelligence (AI) technology for dentistry has come a long way, and two new features from Glidewell's fastdesign.io software show how smart technologies can save significant amounts of time in the clinic. In this Technology Focus interview, members of the Glidewell team showcase the new Margin.AI and Crown.AI features and discuss what's next for the platform.
Margin.AI displays an automated margin around a crown that is relatively accurate, according to the Glidewell team. A dentist or team member can then use small dots to adjust the margin as needed.
Once the dentist is satisfied with the margin, he or she clicks a button in the bottom right corner of the screen to activate the Crown.AI tool. In approximately a minute, the software generates a crown using data from similar patients.
The patient-specific crown design is a big step up from the previous iteration of the technology, according to Sergei Azernikov, PhD, vice president of CAD/CAM software development at Glidewell.
"Today, with this technology, we generate a crown for each patient. So it's a really patient-specific design," Azernikov said. "That's the fundamental difference from the traditional design approach."
Watch the interview below to see the software in action. You'll also learn the cases it works best for and the concept behind the technology.
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