Dental technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology is also affecting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, CEREC AC, Powered by BlueCam, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-coloured ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.
The name CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. The method was developed by Prof. W. Mormann and Dr. M. Brandestini in 1980 at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. The first patients were treated with CEREC inlays in 1985 at the University of Zurich. Since that time CEREC has undergone continuous technical and clinical developments. Today, it is used worldwide by a growing number of dentists in their practices.
The CEREC method combines adhesive bonding techniques with rapid production of all-ceramic inlays, onlays, partial crowns, veneers and crowns for the anterior, premolar and molar regions. This results in a unique combination creating biocompatible, non-metallic, natural-looking restorations from durable high-quality ceramic materials, in a single treatment session, and without the need of provisional fillings.