BruxZir Solid Zirconia
What is BruxZir Zirconia?
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 2.0 hours at 1,530 degrees Celsius to achieve optimum strength. The final BruxZir crown or bridge is then glazed to a smooth surface. BruxZir Solid Zirconia dental crowns & dental bridges are backed by Glidewell Dental Lab’s seven-year free replacement warranty.
High-Strength Dental Crown Options
When it’s time for a new dental crown, many people want strong, esthetic restorations that look natural and don’t break. Full-cast gold crowns & bridges are strong, but don’t look at all like real teeth; porcelain metal restorations look better, but are prone to cracking and chipping.
Today, patients are turning to BruxZir® Solid Zirconia for their crown & bridge restorations. BruxZir Solid Zirconia is made from nearly indestructible zirconia, making it ideal for those who have broken their natural teeth or porcelain restorations through bruxing or grinding. And when compared side-by-side to full-cast gold and porcelain metal crowns, BruxZir zirconia crowns are the most natural-looking choice.
For patients that do not like metal showing in their smile, they will find that BruxZir crowns present a more natural-looking tooth shade. BruxZir is the fastest-growing product in company history, with dozens of dental labs across the U.S. clamoring to become an authorized BruxZir Lab. The unique composition of BruxZir Solid Zirconia has garnered accolades from dental zirconia supplier Tosoh Corporation and the Pride Institute, and The Dental Advisor named BruxZir Solid Zirconia a Top Long Term Performer in 2013.
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. The chip proof durability of BruxZir is ideal for bruxers who have broken natural teeth or previous PFM restorations. BruxZir is also ideal when the patient lacks the preparation space for a PFM.
- Chip-resistant, as it is made of solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay
- Glazed to a smooth surface to reduce plaque accumulation
Hammer Test: BruxZir® vs PFM
Ninety-eight percent of BruxZir Solid Zirconia Crowns and Bridges restorations manufactured by Glidewell Dental Laboratories received a 5 or excellent rating at 18-month recall. All of the single crowns and all of the three- and four-unit bridges had no evidence of fracture or chipping. One of two five-unit bridges failed shortly after cementation and was replaced. Over the 18-month period, BruxZir has proven to be an excellent restoration with respect to esthetics, resistance to fracture/chipping, resistance to marginal discoloration, wear resistance, and retention. BruxZir received a clinical rating of 98%.