The strength and consistency of BruxZir® full-contour zirconia now has the esthetics doctors and patients demand for incisal restorations. Its translucency and natural coloration – it’s stainable to all 16 VITA® shades – make it a natural alternative to IPS e.max® restorations, while delivering average fractural strengths of 650 MPa.
Indicated for posterior crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays. An esthetic solution for bruxers and grinders when PFM metal occlusal/lingual or full-cast restorations are not desired or when patient lacks the preparation space for a PFM or has broken a PFM in the past. Zirconia can also be used for anterior teeth with a facial veneer of porcelain for improved esthetics
Shoulder preparation not needed, feather edge is okay. It is a conservative preparation similar to full-cast gold, so any preparation with at least 0.5 mm of occlusal space is accepted.
Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal.
Adjustments and polishing:
Adjust BruxZir® zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid micro-fractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces.
Polish BruxZir® restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.
- 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)
Solid zirconia requires a cast gold type preparation.
Anteriors may have a facial veneer of porcelain but the occlusion will remain in 100 percent zirconia. Final Zirconia restorations are glazed to a smooth surface to reduce plaque accumulation.