CERCON™ SMART CERAMICS
Today's patients are very demanding and demand a different kind of smile - one that's bright, lively and metal-free.
The Beauty of Strength.
The genius behind Cercon™ Smart Ceramics is a yttria-stabilized zirconia, a highly stable oxide ceramic that delivers strength and fracture toughness far beyond that of other known esthetic ceramics. Remarkably more powerful, Cercon™ zirconia is almost 155% stronger than Empress® 2, over 60% stronger than Inceram® zirconia and a full 50% stronger than machined Procera® alumina.
Genuine yttria-stabilized zirconia also has a unique, "built-in" process, called transformation toughening, that actually helps the material resist crack formation and propagation. All together, Cercon™ gives you the confidence to prescribe and design properly contoured single and multi-unit restorations, even those in the posterior region with connectors just 9mm2.
The Strengths of Beauty
With Cercon™, dark margins and the artificially gray values of ceramo-metal technology are history. Veneered with genuine Cercon™ Ceram-S, these translucent zirconia oxide frames virtually come alive and display all of the warmth and vitality demanded by even the most discerning patients. No longer encumbered by the translucency to opacity boundaries of PFMs, Cercon™ Smart Ceramics presents you with a mouthful of beautiful possibilities.
Strength Comparison of Modern Dental Ceramics
Proven in Practice: 3-year clinical history.
Too often the term "brand new" also means unproven. Not here! Cercon™ enjoys an outstanding successful three-year clinical history and was released only after eight years of collaborative development between industry experts and academic researchers.
So if you must think that Cercon™ is brand new, don't forget that it's also well proven. In a clinical study at the University of Zurich, Cercon™ bridges with connector sizes of just 7 - 11 mm2 were fabricated and placed using both conventional and adhesive techniques. After one year of clinical testing, 100% of the bridges were intact and a high level of patient satisfaction was recorded. Two years later, in October, 2001, Cercon™ continued its excellent record. Absolutely no framework failures were recorded in any of the bridges placed.
Never before has a metal-free solution shared such a promising future and such an impressive past. Never before have you been given this level of freedom in a restorative material. Anteriors or posteriors, single crowns or multi-unit cases - whatever the clinical situation calls for, Cercon™ Smart Ceramics delivers outstanding esthetics without reservations or compromise.
Cercon™ at a Glance:
- Impressive strength and toughness
- Cementable or Bondable
- Singles or Multiples
- Anteriors or Posteriors
- Clinically Proven
- Streamlined Digital Process Control
- Certified Cercon™ Smart Labs
Today's patients are very demanding. As healthcare consumers, they are much better informed about issues pertaining to wellness and vitality for both themselves and their families. Today's patients are also demanding a different kind of smile - one that's bright, lively and metal-free.
It wasn't long ago that metal-based crowns and bridges were the norm, a standard accepted by an unchallenged public. Now that's changed as metal-based crowns and bridges are being effectively displaced by the more esthetic, super strong ceramic options.
Answering this demand, DENTSPLY Ceramco introduces Cercon™ Smart Ceramics, a comprehensive system using both a smart digital process and super strong zirconia ceramics. With Cercon™, you can finally deliver outstanding beautiful, metal-free restorative solutions for the entire mouth.
With the inherent beauty of the best pressed ceramics, the cementation ease of alumina crowns and the strength associated with PFMs, Cercon™ Smart Ceramics is modern dentistry's smart choice.
Cercon™ - the leader in smart ceramics.
Cercon™ is a trademark of Dentsply Ceramco.