CAD/CAM is a field of dentistry that uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create dental restorations like dentures, dental implants, veneers, dental crowns, and more. CAD/CAM technology allows dentists and periodontists to fit patients with durable, high-quality, and aesthetically pleasing dental prostheses. Not only does this technology improve the design and creation of dental restorations, it also makes some types of restorations possible that would otherwise not be without computer-aided design and manufacturing. A CAD/CAM system has a digital scanner that scans models and inputs the image into a computer, software that allows professionals to design a prosthesis, and technology that allows for the prosthesis to be created using the computerized image and data. CAD/CAM systems are most often used in a dental lab or production facility, but they can also be used by dentists and periodontists chair-side.