Israel has long been at the forefront of computerized dentistry. The use of digital x-rays , CT’s and CAD-CAM dental restorations has been around for 20 years or so. We were the first office in the country to adopt the CEREC porcelain dental crown system.
Having just upgraded to the new Cerec Bluecam, I wanted to share some thoughts on what this means for my patients. CEREC blue cam is a state of the art dental 3d capture device. It allows us to avoid taking messy goopy impressions of your teeth, and allows a simple digital image to do the job.
Then, on the screen we design your restoration together and we see magic as the computer itself makes the crown fit between your teeth. Some adjustment is usually necessary by the dentist but we quickly reach the point where with the press of the button the milling unit literally create the crown out of a block of porcelain. It is computerized dentistry at it’s finest.
Here is one of the advantages of the new CEREC 4.2 software. It allows computerized dentistry to actually fit the models of the upper and lower jaws together digitally. It shows me exactly where the teeth all touch allowing our final restoration to have a perfect fit and bite.
Computerized dentistry has come into it’s own in the last decade or so. We can now restore dental implants using this system, as well as doing porcelain veneers. The fit is unparalleled and the esthetics and time savings are tremendous. There are a host of new materials that have been developed for this system and I have no doubt that we will see even greater advances in the future.
For now we can say without a doubt that CEREC is at the forefront of computerized dentistry and that it offers an unparalleled service to our patients.