What is BruxZir®
BruxZir® Solid Zirconia is a monolithic solid zirconia restoration with no porcelain overlay. More brawn than beauty, you'll be impressed by the esthetics of BruxZir. BruxZir is virtually chip proof, making it the ideal restoration for bruxers, implant restorations and areas with limited occlusal space.
BruxZir Solid Zirconia crowns & bridges are made from the highest quality zirconia powder from Japan. BruxZir milling blanks are then created through a unique patent-pending process. Unlike conventional high-pressure milling blank manufacture, the BruxZir process gives BruxZir improved light transmission, which provides a lower, more natural shade value.
Milled using Stoneglass® CAD/CAM technology, BruxZir is sintered for 6.5 hours at 1,530 degrees Celsius. The final BruxZir restoration emerges nearly chip proof and is glazed to a smooth surface with a high degree of translucency.
STAINING & GLAZING PROCEDUCRES
Description: Finishing your BruxZir restorations to an aesthetically pleasing luster is simple and relatively quick.
ZIRCONIA VS. PORCELAIN WEAR STUDY
Description: Although conventional belief might suggest that zirconia's high fracture strength and surface hardness would cause a greater degree of wear on enamel, a recent study found that the degree of wear on the opposing tooth was actually four times greater in dental porcelain than in polished, unglazed zirconia, suggesting that zirconia restorations are not only more fracture-resistant than porcelain restorations, but also gentler in their functional interaction with natural dentition.
BRUXZIR® VS. IPS E.MAX® ENAMEL WEAR TEST
Description: Some dentists are concerned about the wear of enamel when opposing BruxZir full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges. In a recent study1 to measure the volumetric loss of enamel, glazed BruxZir was found to wear compatible with enamel and virtually identical to glazed IPS e.Max®.
TRANSMISSION VS. WAVELENGTH GRAPH
Description: BruxZir exhibits higher light transmission resulting in a more natural shade value.
HIGH FLEXURAL STRENGTH
Description: Lithium Disilicate ceramics have 400 MPa and typical zirconia materials have a flexural strength of more than 1200 MPa. However, because of post-powder processing, BruxZir Solid Zirconia dental restorations are able to exceed that strength threshold, with flexural strengths up to 1465 MPa.
ANTAGONIST WEAR STUDY
Description: The antagonistic (Steatite balls) wear shows BruxZir only with 72±21 micron, which is significantly lower than Ceramco® 3, with 110±48 micron. The University of Tübingen study was run using an eight chamber Willytec Chewing Simulator at 1.2 million cycles.
HIGH STRENGTH CROWN OPTIONS
Description: View a side-by-side comparison of high-strength crown options, and conduct your own analysis on how BruxZir compares visually to traditional PFM and Full-Cast restorations. While some patients may favor the esthetics of precious or non-precious metals, BruxZir presents a more lifelike tooth shade, making the final restoration nearly indistinguishable from natural dentition.
SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE IMAGES
Description: SEM of sintered colloidally processed BruxZir vs. sintered Isostatically Pressed zirconia.
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