cercon® smart ceramics
- the CAM-aided full ceramic system
With Cercon smart ceramics, all restorations can be shaped so naturally that they cannot be distinguished from your real teeth.
First impressions often determine what other people think of us. A beautiful smile can make all the difference.
Understandably enough, then, why many people harbour a desire for crowns and bridges that are as unobtrusive as possible
- and with Cercon smart ceramics, our new high-tech all-ceramic material, this wish can now be fulfilled.
Cercon smart ceramics offers extremely natural aesthetics paired with excellent biocompatibility.
This website offers you all the information you need about this no-nonsense, no-compromise treatment method.
Strong, attractive and compatible
There are not many materials, such as natural
diamond, which combine exceptional beauty and strength. In
dentistry, there has been continuous research and
development to find materials suitable for dental prosthesis
that are aesthetically acceptable, of sufficient strength
and which are perfectly tolerated by the human body. For
many years ceramic materials combined with metals have been
used in dental restorations, ceramic to achieve the desired
aesthetics, metal for strength.
A high-tech ceramic, Zirconium Oxide, is now available and
has already been proven in many extreme situations such as
heat shields in the Space Shuttle, brake disks for sports
cars and the spherical heads of artificial hip joints. This
high-tech ceramic has the potential to give prosthetic care
a whole new image, because thanks to Cercon smart ceramics
it can now be used in dentistry.
With the Cercon system, all-ceramic crowns and bridges of up
to four units can be made in the incisal and molar regions.
In individual cases, depending on the gap of the bridged
teeth, even bridges of up to six units are possible.
Additional dental applications are already in the testing
phase and are just awaiting test results.
Sheer high-tech brilliance for the best results
Until now, zirconium oxide could only be processed at great
expense because of its exceptional hardness and was thus
prohibitive for use as a dental prosthesis.
As the result of progress of a research project carried out
by the renowned Zurich Federal Institute of Technology, is
it now possible to use this material economically in dental
A wax form or model of your “new teeth” is created in the
dental laboratory, to the precise specifications provided by
your dentist. This wax form serves as the pattern from which
a computer-aided milling unit creates your crown or bridge
from a solid zirconium oxide blank.
A ceramic veneer in your individual tooth colours is then
applied to the milled zirconium oxide unit to achieve the
desired characteristics and natural looking appearance. The
Cercon system operates safely and flawlessly, with
everything coming from one source – DeguDent.
If you would like to learn more about the fascinating steps
involved in creating a dental restoration from Cercon smart
ceramics, please contact your dentist or his dental
body and teeth in every way
Did you know that the skin on your back is around
15 times more sensitive than the mucous membrane (or
tissues) in your mouth? For this reason allergy tests are
often performed on an individual’s back. The test results
with our neutral ceramic are clear and according to our
current knowledge, there should not be any adverse reaction
to Cercon smart ceramics even in the most sensitive of
people. In the extensive literature available on zirconium
oxide, no individual cases of allergic reaction have been
reported to date. Possible interactions with any metals
contained in existing dental prostheses will also be
excluded. Your Cercon restoration will therefore promote
your well being and keep you healthy.
Other important properties of a Cercon restoration are very
positive for the wearer. The surfaces of the veneering
porcelain Cercon ceram S ensure reduced plaque adhesion and
thus support good oral hygiene.
What’s more, your all-ceramic restoration will have an excellent
insulating effect and you won’t have to worry about any
unpleasant sensations with hot or cold meals and drinks.
Cercon smart ceramics may also enable more gentle treatment with less
tooth preparation, thanks to the excellent hardness
qualities of zirconium oxide your dentist may be able to
preserve more healthy tooth substance – depending on the
individual initial situation.
Zirconium oxide has already been used in medical applications for nearly 20
years and as a result of long-term observations, the
material may also now be safely recommended for the
sensitive oral cavity.
Set value on true quality
In addition to a better appearance there are other
features that determine the result and longevity of your
investment that serve as a particular standard for quality.
With Cercon smart ceramics, these quality standards are not
just met but re-established. A Cercon dental restoration
makes no compromises in aesthetics, compatibility,
durability and function.
Natural Colour and Shape
As the term “all-ceramic” already suggests,
Cercon smart ceramics requires no metal framework.
This offers a great advantage for your restoration’s
aesthetics, because the milled zirconium oxide substructure
is white in colour. The milled unit is further modelled
using Cercon ceram®
veneering porcelain to blend with the existing adjacent
teeth in your mouth in both shape and colour, giving the
restoration its very natural appearance.
With the additional advantage of having maximum stability
thanks to its strength in thin sections, Cercon restorations
can be well integrated to follow the natural contours of
your mouth. Together with your natural teeth, a harmonious
overall appearance can be achieved that makes as good an
impression as your own teeth.