Discover Precision and Speed with In-Clinic Dental Milling

Dental milling allows you to fabricate high-quality dental restorations directly onsite. 

Learn how to use CAD/CAM systems to create crowns, veneers, bridges, and more with incredible precision. 

Create the finished product right in your clinic.

Achieve Unmatched Precision in Dental Restorations with In-Clinic Milling

In-clinic dental milling transforms traditional restoration processes by utilizing precise, on-site equipment to craft dental prosthetics like crowns, veneers, and bridges.

This approach integrates detailed digital scans with high-accuracy milling devices, ensuring each restoration fits flawlessly according to the unique contours of each patient’s mouth.

The streamlined process not only increases the precision of each piece but also significantly reduces the time patients spend in the dental chair.

By bringing these capabilities directly to the clinic, patients benefit from quicker, more comfortable treatments and enjoy durable, aesthetically pleasing results faster than ever before.

Figure 8. IPS e.max CAD/CAM blocks are loaded in the milling machine and are then milled into the CAD design we have produced.

What are the Benefits of Dental Milling?

Faster Turnaround Times

 Traditional methods often require sending molds to external labs and waiting days or even weeks for the return of finished products. In-house milling significantly cuts down these waiting times, producing restorations in a matter of hours.

Reduced Costs

By eliminating the need to outsource to dental labs, clinics can save on the costs associated with shipping and lab fees. These savings can often be passed on to the patient, making treatments more affordable.

Greater Accuracy

 Digital scanning and milling allow for extremely precise measurements and fit. This precision helps in creating restorations that align perfectly with the patient's existing teeth and gums, reducing the need for adjustments and remakes.

Immediate Adjustments

If a restoration needs any adjustments or refinishing, having the milling equipment on-site means these can be handled immediately, without the need to send the restoration back to a lab.

Customization Options

With direct control over the milling process, dentists can offer more personalized options in terms of materials and designs. Patients can benefit from restorations that are tailored not just for fit but also for color and aesthetics.

Better Patient Experience

Patients prefer quicker and fewer appointments. In-house milling means that procedures that traditionally took multiple visits can often be completed in a single visit, enhancing the overall patient experience and satisfaction.

47,227+ Dental Professionals Choose iDD

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Excellent course. The lecturer is very concise and realistic in his presentation of the clinical possibilities of digital workflow. He presented four techniques of digital fabrication of complete dentures, taking into account the different ways of dental education (worldwide) in fabricating complete dentures.

Dr Robert Celic

Buckets of Material

WOW!!! A lot of information, but as I have come to learn, you have to know your materials. Thanks for a concise presentation.

Dr William PhillippiGeneral Dentist

Digital Dentures, Front to Back

OK, another seminar packed with a wealth of knowledge. Especially for those of us that only construct dentures!!!

Dr William PhillippiGeneral Dentist

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iDD's Free Academy gives you the foundational insight, workflows, and resources
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Modern Prep Design and Margination

A complete guide for preparing and marginating teeth for CAD/CAM restorations, a critical foundation for success in digital dentistry. Learn how to prepare teeth conservatively in a range of clinical scenarios and place margins using CEREC and TRIOS.

Fundamentals of Intraoral Scanning

Learn how to master intraoral scanning, including techniques and scanning pathways, as well as quadrant, full arch, and edentulous scans. In this course we cover real-life scan demonstrations, key clinical tips and tricks, and staff delegation.

3D Printing vs Milling

Dr. Ahmad Al-Hassiny compares 3D printing & milling for dentistry, analyzing differences in cost, workflow, applications & more while advising on printer selection based on intended resin uses.

Single-Visit Dentistry Utilizing Medit Scanners

Master Single-Visit Dentistry: Dr. Ahmad's Proven Techniques for Flawless Scans, CAD Designs, and Same-Day Restorations that fit with no adjustments needed!

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Unlock the world of digital dentistry! Master the basics of intraoral scanning and optimize your dental practice with the right tools and techniques when using IOS devices!

Why Bother with Digital Dentistry - Everything you need to know

Unravel the future of dentistry with Dr. Ahmad Al-Hassiny! Learn and understand digital transformation, from intraoral scanning & 3D printing to the role of AI. Elevate your practice today with tips on how to get started!

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From digital smile design to guided implant surgery, digital dentistry empowers your team to work with unprecedented accuracy and efficiency.

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Want To Dive Deeper in Milling?

In-depth courses to optimize and maximize return on your digital dentistry workflows.

Materials Processing Course

Imagine if you could process all types of CAD/CAM materials in-house and produce lab-quality finishes in less time.

Whether you are a dentist, DA or technician, learn how to process all materials including zirconia, a material that demands a deep understanding of its strengths, weaknesses, indications, and contraindications. From pre-sintering coloring to post-sintering techniques, you will gain invaluable knowledge to ensure flawless execution.

Take a comprehensive look at the diverse array of CAD/CAM materials available, their unique properties, pros and cons, and the clinical indications that govern their application. 

CEREC Masterclass Course

Maximize your CEREC’s capabilities, and train your team to use your CEREC correctly. We’ve put together this comprehensive bundle of CEREC training that is fun and easy to understand.

Plus CAD/CAM and materials processing bonus courses so you have the complete workflow.

Gain Live Hands-on Experience

Learn from masters in digital dentistry and experienced surgical dentists, in person.

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Learn how to leverage your 3Shape TRIOS scanner and 3Shape Unite system to unlock better patient communication and engagement and improve treatment acceptance.

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