February 2013, Volume 9, Issue 2
Published by AEGIS Communications
CAD/CAM Product News from Sirona
Superior access. Powder free. Color streaming. CEREC AC with Omnicam does it all.
The CEREC Bluecam was groundbreaking when introduced in 2009. The precision, the speed, and the ease of use made the CEREC Bluecam the best-selling and highest-quality 3D intraoral camera on the market. So we asked ourselves: How can we make something this powerful even better? What is the next technological leap? We challenged ourselves and decided to design a completely new 3D intraoral camera from the ground up.
Our engineers at the Sirona Center of Innovation in Bensheim, Germany, answered this challenge by developing a camera that is small and beautiful, yet improves upon our innovations of the past: The CEREC Omnicam. Its incredibly compact camera tip allows for the best intraoral access in even the tightest spaces. New ColorStreaming of the intraoral data makes the scanning process even faster and easier and, with it, Sirona introduces another industry first: full color presentation of the captured data. Now dentist and patient can see the actual clinical situation in the mouth. And yes, the CEREC Omnicam is truly powder-free; yet, it retains CEREC’s stringent precision requirements established by our industry-leading Bluecam.
Designed for Access
The biggest challenge during the design process was to create a camera tip even smaller than the CEREC Bluecam. Achieving this was only possible by building a completely new optical and electrical system and combining it with the latest manufacturing methods. The result is a camera with a shape and size that feels much more like a dental handpiece than a 3D intraoral camera. A rounded camera tube allows easy rotation of the camera and increases operator comfort level. The small camera tip features a scratch-resistant sapphire lens and guarantees the best intraoral access. Holding the camera in your hand feels very natural and the weight is perfectly balanced. The CEREC Omnicam is truly a breakthrough in design and engineering.
Powder-free for Convenience
The CEREC Omnicam works completely powder-free. It does not need any reflective medium for capturing data. This simplifies the learning curve and makes the scanning process of half or full arches convenient and fast, yet retains the highest level of precision to meet Sirona’s industry-leading standards.
ColorStreaming for Confidence
Scanning with CEREC Omnicam is very intuitive and easy to learn and now the result is in full color. ColorStreaming allows the user to perfectly visualize the captured data as the camera moves over the teeth. In addition, the position of the camera is visually highlighted in the software to give the best guidance and orientation possible. The scans can be paused any time and additional scans can be taken if necessary. Intraoral scanning has never been easier, or more intuitive.
The CEREC Omnicam also captures and visualizes 3D intraoral data in full color. Another Sirona first, the user can see on the screen what s/he sees in the patient’s mouth in real time. The color information allows differentiating between soft-tissue and tooth structure. Different filling materials like gold, amalgam, etc., are shown on the screen as they are in reality. Even preoperative static and excursive markings from articulating paper can also be seen and considered during restoration design. CEREC takes the clinical evaluation, patient experience, and their treatment to a new level of clinical excellence.
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