In the Case of the Week for Episode 178 of “Chairside Live,” I needed an exceptional restoration to solve a common clinical problem: to create the illusion of symmetry while restoring an asymmetric smile. I used BruxZir® Anterior on this anterior case to match the contralateral natural dentition of the patient. Read through the case to see why BruxZir Anterior is indicated for restorations requiring both superior esthetics and strength.
Using BruxZir Anterior, I was able to place restorations that show increased translucency; the papillae and gingival margins now appear esthetic and pink — unlike with the previous metal-based restorations. In addition, BruxZir Anterior is milled using CAD/CAM technology and offers superior marginal fit. Cementation is done using the same process as a metal-based restoration, yet we avoid the risk of a metal margin appearing in the future if the patient experiences recession.