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Optical impressions, followed by fitting onlays and crowns in the practice


ACD techniques, or Assisted Computerised Dentistry, require state-of-the-art technology. The tooth cavity prepared by the dentist is photographed with an optical imaging camera, before the filling is reconstructed and formed in a porcelain block in the practice using a high-precision machine. Patients simply come for one two-hour appointment and leave with a porcelain filling. This is the recommended product for replacing amalgam fillings.
The advantages of porcelain fillings over resin fillings:

No inflammation after fitting, so no sensitivity to heat, cold or pressure because:

  1. There is no or little expansion of the CEREC porcelain sealing material (the resin joint thickness varies between 0.6 and 1 mm)
  2. The CEREC porcelain does not expand as a result of temperature changes when eating (temperature limit between 0 degrees (ice-cold) and 40 degrees (burning)). Porcelain melts at 1200 degrees and not at 100 degrees like resin, so there is no sensitivity after sealing.
  3. The edges of the CEREC filling last well (over 8 years of use).

But besides these technical advantages, you will find especially a big increase of your comfort by having the satisfaction to reduce the number of meetings : reduction of the number of anesthesia, of the number of time slots to block in your busy schedule… Your satisfaction will be optimal !!!

Computer programme and CEREC machine

CEREC onlay template

Personalised CEREC onlay

Damaged tooth after preparation

Tooth following CEREC reconstruction

Dental treatments at the Champel Dental Centre