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BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Crowns and Bridges

BruxZir® Solid Zirconia is a monolithic zirconia crown, bridge, screw-retained implant crown, inlay or onlay with no porcelain overlay. First launched as being "More Brawn Than Beauty," the material was originally intended to provide a durable, more esthetic alternative to posterior metal occlusal PFMs or cast gold restorations for demanding situations like bruxers, implant restorations and areas with limited occlusal space. Now, thanks to the new BruxZir Shaded formulation, BruxZir restorations exhibit improved translucency and color similar to natural dentition, making them a restorative option in the anterior as well. Complete color penetration all the way through the restorations ensures greater shade consistency and prevents any shade changes after occlusal adjustment.

Designed and milled using CAD/CAM technology, BruxZir Solid Zirconia is sintered for 2.5 hours at 1,580 degrees Celsius to achieve optimum strength. The final BruxZir crown or bridge is then glazed to a smooth surface. BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges are backed by Glidewell Dental Lab's seven-year free replacement warranty.

To learn more about the benefits of BruxZir, visit www.bruxzir.com.

Indications

BruxZir Solid Zirconia is indicated for crowns, bridges, implants, inlays and onlays. It is an esthetic alternative to PFM metal occlusal/lingual or full-cast restorations when indicated but not desired by the patient. BruxZir is also ideal when the patient lacks the preparation space for a PFM or for bruxers who have broken a PFM in the past.

Benefits for the Patient

  • Chip-resistant, as it is made of solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay
  • Glazed to a smooth surface to reduce plaque accumulation

Prep Requirements

  • 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.

Instructions for 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. Or, purchase the BruxZir™ Polishing and Adjustment Kit through Glidewell Direct by visiting www.glidewelldirect.com or by calling 888-303-3975.

Recommended Cementation

  • Ceramir Crown & Bridge cement or resin-reinforced glass ionomer cement (RelyX, 3M ESPE; GC Fuji Plus, GC America)
  • Resin cements for short or over-tapered preparations (Unicem, 3M ESPE; Panavia F2.0, Kuraray)

ADA Codes

  • D2740 Crown - Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
  • D6245 Pontic - Porcelain/Ceramic
  • D6740 Abutment Crown - Porcelain/Ceramic

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