Clinical Zirconia combines the esthetics your patients demand with the strength and affordability you desire. Lab tests show the fracture toughness and flexural strength of zirconia to be significantly higher than that of alumina or any other all-ceramic. With Clinical Zirconia, there is no metal to show through the ceramic and no unsightly black lines at the gingival margin. Indicated for individual or splinted crowns and bridges up to 14 units, Clinical Zirconia can be conventionally cemented with resin ionomers.
This esthetic restoration is built on a coping composed of zirconium oxide, one of the strongest and most biocompatible ceramic materials. After the coping is milled using CAD/CAM technology, a high-strength ceramic is pressed or layered over the zirconia understructure, resulting in a final restoration that achieves superb intimacy of fit and translucent pearlescence.
Now with CZ-Tuff we can design the zirconia understructure to be in occlusion for cases with minimal tooth reduction. The zirconia surface, shaded to your prescription, is kind to natural opposing dentition. This option allows Clinical Zirconia to be used for indications where space is limited but a ceramic overlay is desired on the facial surface for improved esthetics.