Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)
BruxZir® Solid Zirconia (Glidewell Laboratories), a full-contour zirconia crown or bridge with no porcelain overlay, is made from zirconium oxide powder. Its chemical composition makes BruxZir nearly bulletproof. In this material science overview, Glidewell Laboratories Senior Director of Research & Development Robin Carden discusses the unique properties that make partially stabilized zirconia ideal for dental restorations:
- High flexural strength
- High fracture toughness, or K1C value
- Great resistance to thermal shock
- Color and translucency
Scientific breakthroughs in nanotechnology are the building blocks for the development of BruxZir, which is indicated for bruxers and grinders as an esthetic alternative to posterior metal occlusal PFMs or cast-metal restorations.
CAUTION: When viewing the techniques, procedures, theories and materials that are presented, you must make your own decisions about specific treatment for patients and exercise personal professional judgment regarding the need for further clinical testing or education and your own clinical expertise before trying to implement new procedures.
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