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Chairside Live – Case of the Week Compendium 2: BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Restorations: Methods and Practices

BruxZir Solid Zirconia Restorations
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Course Objectives (2 CE Credits)

Michael C. DiTolla, DDS, FAGD

In the field of restorative dentistry, an increasingly popular monolithic material of choice is BruxZir® Solid Zirconia from Glidewell Laboratories, the attributes of which dictate special considerations, treatment strategies and preparation techniques unique to its use. In this presentation, Dr. Michael DiTolla uses a series of case examples taken from episodes of the dental laboratory's weekly video series Chairside Live to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of this material, as well as the specifications and recommended applications for integrating it into the clinician's restorative practice. Participants who view this presentation will gain informative insights into matters concerning the implementation of BruxZir Solid Zirconia, including:

  • Trends in monolithic material usage
  • Restorative material strength vs. esthetics
  • Chemical compositions of all-ceramic materials
  • Prescription considerations and alternatives
  • Minimally invasive preparation techniques
  • Reduction/preparation requirements
  • Correcting draw in preparations
  • Proper bonding/cementing procedures
  • Products well-suited for use with BruxZir Solid Zirconia

Summary

For any dental restoration case, the choice of restorative material used is of paramount importance to the success of the treatment. When proper procedures unique to the material are observed, BruxZir Solid Zirconia can be a sound selection for patients whose specific circumstances require strength or minimal invasiveness over esthetics. In this presentation, Dr. Michael DiTolla uses several case examples featured on episodes of Chairside Live to illustrate best methods and practices for prescribing, preparing and implementing a restorative strategy utilizing this monolithic option.

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.


References

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