CAD CAM Technology

The Cerec CAD/CAM system is used at Mount Wellington Dental Centre by Dr Jonathan Cole.

This technology creates a digital impression using 3D imaging, allowing the dentist to design an extremely accurate, patient specific restoration which is then milled from a ceramic block. This is placed during the same appointment, enabling faster and more efficient dentistry as the patient only requires a single visit for the complete process.

The CAD/CAM milling process uses IPS e.max, a lithium disilicate glass ceramic material. It combines excellent aesthetic properties by mimicking the natural shades and translucency of natural teeth, with exceptional strength for a long lasting restoration.