CEREC OmniCam-One Visit Technology

What is CEREC?

CEREC (CEremic REConstruction) is a brilliant dental innovation that taps off the future of dentistry - the CAD/CAM technology.

CAD means Computer-Aided-Design
CAM means Computer-Aided-Machine
The CEREC system is both.

Unlike the conventional method of taking impressions and sending that to be made by a specialized dental laboratory, which can take 2-4 weeks, the CEREC system enables us to mill realistic restorations from blocks of ceramic material right in our office, which means you can walk away with a new crown on the same day.


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Why CEREC?

At DP Dental, we are committed to providing the best care to our patients by being at the forefront of technology. We made the investment in the CEREC system for the comfort of our patients - the biggest advantage of the CEREC system is the ability to have your tooth prepared and restored on the same day. This means that you don't have to wear a temporary crown while waiting for the lab crown to be fabricated and risk the temporary crown falling off. It also means that you don't have to come back for a second visit, have a second local anaesthesia injection, have your temporary crown taken off, then have your lab crown fixed.

We are here to help you restore your smile in four easy steps.


Step 1: Tooth Preparation

Our doctors will numb your tooth and the surrounding gum with a local anaesthetic injection; this eliminates the discomfort you may feel during the tooth preparation. Our doctors will then remove the decayed and weakened portions of your tooth.



Step 2: Video Impression
A 3D "video impression" of your prepared tooth will be taken with the latest 2012 model of the CEREC system, the OmnicamTraditionally when you have a crown made, a tray of wet impression material is inserted into your mouth and allowed to "set" for a few minutes in order to capture the details of the prepared tooth. With the new Omnicam technology, our doctors will not spray your tooth with any powder or liquid, but just with a handheld video scanner.

Step 3: Restoration Design and Milling

The previous "video impression" is converted into a 3D computerised virtual model of your tooth, which our doctors will use to design your crown. Once our doctors are satisfied with the design, the data for your customized restoration will be sent to the milling machine, with the click of a button. While waiting for the machine to fabricate your all ceramic (porcelain) crown, you are free to use your phone or stroll around the mall.


Step 4: Restoration Polish and Bonding

When the ceramic (porcelain) crown has been milled by our in-house CEREC machine, it may be polished for an even more natural finish, matching your healthy teeth as closely as possible. The crown will be fitted for you on the same day, with fit adjustment done by our doctors on the spot, for the most comfortable fit.

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The end result? An aesthetically pleasing, comfortable, durable crown personalized for your needs.