Our synonym for laboratory-produced frameworks

The Cercon® smart ceramics system (Cercon® for short) has been developed specifically for processing pre-sintered zirconia and the dental laboratory. Since the introduction of Cercon® in 2001, close to 3.5 million restorative units have been produced worldwide.

Cercon® has a host of applications in the dental laboratory, allowing you to realize fixed all-ceramic restorations for a broad range of dental indications using CAD/CAM support.

Your decision in favour of Cercon® will also give you the immediate option to utilize the offerings of our network production centre – without having to invest in additional system components.

Cercon is a registered trademark of DENTSPLY Ceramco.

Prep requirements

Use typical all-ceramic preparation parameters: Chamfer or 90° rounded shoulder; 1.5 - 2.0 mm facial reduction, 2.0 mm flat occlusal reduction (no fossa prep), and no sharp angles. No bevels or deep shoulder preps. These are necessary to allow for best scanning capabilities. Chamfer Margins - Correct preparation of the chamfer margins interproximally allows the appropriate bulk of porcelain.

Recommended cementation

Adhesive bonding/dual cure materials including:

  • Resin Ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
  • Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
  • Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) -ideal for short, tapered preparations
  • Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)