CEREC Omnicam: powder-free 3D scanning in full color
Following the US launch in August, Sirona has now presented its new CEREC camera in Europe. CEREC Omnicam generates full color scans of intraoral surfaces without the need for a powder coating. Operating the camera is simple and intuitive. The imaging functionality and camera dimensions have been ergonomically designed.
Salzburg. Sirona, the dental industry’s technology and market leader, launched its new CEREC Omnicam camera in August at a special event in Las Vegas, USA. This exciting new product has now been unveiled to dental professionals in Europe. To this end Sirona invited distributors and journalists to an informative product presentation at the company’s sales, marketing and services hub in Salzburg. The attendees saw with their own eyes how dentists can now generate precise whole-arch scans in the shortest possible time. Three features of the CEREC Omnicam stand out in particular: it supports video streaming; it digitizes the structures of the jaw in their natural color; and it does not require a powder coating of the tooth surfaces.
The CEREC Omnicam is extremely resistant to camera shake. It is not necessary to apply a powder coating to the teeth. Instead the user moves the camera head over the intraoral surfaces in a smooth, flowing movement. A virtual 3D model is displayed in natural color on the monitor of the CEREC AC. Thanks to this lifelike visualization, it is easy to distinguish between different materials (enamel, dentine, metal or composite) and identify the palatinal and gingival contours. As a result it is easy to navigate around the oral cavity and determine the preparation margin – even in subgingival/epigingival areas.
The extensive depth of field of CEREC Omnicam delivers high-precision images, even in cases where the camera has been placed directly on the tooth. The ergonomic, lightweight camera feels comfortable in the hand. Thanks to the slimline design and the compact camera head, it is easy to scan inaccessible areas such as the distal surfaces of the posterior molars.
In addition, the CEREC Omnicam boasts a patient counseling mode. The dentist can record short video clips and present these to the patient via the CEREC AC monitor. This promotes effective communication and enables the patient to take important decisions on the basis of reliable information.
In future the CEREC AC acquisition center will be available in combination with either the tried-and-tested CEREC Bluecam or the new CEREC Omnicam. Both cameras are easy to use and generate high-precision scans. The Bluecam and Omnicam differ in terms of technology and field of application. Whereas the CEREC Omnicam is particularly well-suited to multiple restorations, the strengths of the CEREC Bluecam lie in its proven precision and extensive field of view, which makes it ideal for single-tooth restorations. The Bluecam generates a series of 3D images, which are subsequently combined in order to create a “tooth panorama”. In the interests of optimum precision the Bluecam requires a powder coating. In the case of chairside restorations this coating is simply sprayed onto the teeth before the scanning process starts.
The benefits of the CEREC Omnicam at a glance:
- - Slim, lightweight casing and compact camera head
- - Natural flowing movement of the camera over the tooth surfaces
- - Antishake function and extensive depth of field
- - Fewer processing steps
- - Faster learning curve
- - The digital impression-taking process can be delegated to an assistant
- - Improved patient counseling
- - The natural colors of the virtual 3D model enable the dentist to clearly identify the various tooth surfaces and determine the preparation margins.
Due to the ongoing marketing authorization procedures, the CEREC Omnicam is not yet available in China, Japan, South Korea, individual countries in the CIS and South America.
Fig. 1: The CEREC Omnicam generates full color scans of intraoral surfaces without the need for a powder coating.
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