Tools of the trade: CEREC Bluecam

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by Dr Rita Goulart, Lake View Dental, Birtinya, QLD

I’ve been a CEREC user for years. I started with a Redcam and then upgraded to my current Bluecam. I know it has been superseded by the Omnicam but it’s still working really well and producing excellent results.

What’s good about it

CEREC is very popular in my practice and accounts for about 55 per cent of my revenue. I use it to fabricate crowns, inlays, onlays and bridges. With people so busy these days, it’s fantastic to be able to eliminate the temporary and complete the procedure in one visit. I have a massage chair that clients can use while the milling and glazing is taking place.

I also have a furnace that allows me to characterise my crowns and onlays. It’s great to be able to glaze and polish in your own lab.

Patient response is very positive to the CEREC. They understand that I’m using digital technology to create a precision restoration with great longevity. They often recommend the service to family and friends. The fact that everything is metal-free is another big positive that my patients appreciate.

CEREC is very accurate and precise. Once you take a lower and upper impression followed by a bite registration, the bite rarely needs to be adjusted. The milling is also very quick with a bridge being completed in minutes. The glazing takes about 20 minutes so, all in all, it’s a very fast process.

What’s not so good

The precision with the Redcam wasn’t great but that has been vastly improved with Bluecam. The Omnicam is reportedly even better with no need for any powder. I like that CEREC is constantly improving with each generation.

Where did you get it

Sirona.

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