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BruxZir® Full-Strength Zirconia

$99*

*Price is per unit and does not include shipping or applicable taxes.

Please note pricing is only available to dental professionals.

BruxZir® Full-Strength Zirconia offers dentists a solution for their most functionally demanding cases. The original leader in high strength, BruxZir Full-Strength has been prescribed for millions of patients around the world.

  • Engineered to withstand the toughest challenges of the oral environment
  • An esthetic alternative to cast gold and metal occlusal PFMs
  • Great for bruxers who have destroyed natural teeth or previous dental restorations

The No. 1 Brand of Monolithic Zirconia

BruxZir Full-Strength Zirconia is a monolithic zirconia material with no porcelain overlay that is used for crowns, bridges, screw-retained implant crowns, inlays and onlays. First launched as being “More Brawn Than Beauty,” the material was originally intended to provide a durable, more esthetic alternative to metal occlusal PFMs or cast gold restorations for demanding situations like bruxers, implant restorations and areas with limited occlusal space. Now, thanks to advancements made to the formulation, BruxZir Full-Strength restorations exhibit improved translucency and color similar to natural dentition. Complete color penetration all the way through the restorations ensures greater shade consistency and prevents any shade change after occlusal adjustment. BruxZir Zirconia’s unique composition is backed by research from Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report®, proving its superior clinical performance.

Validations

Zirconia Crowns: What Dentists and Labs Need to Know in 2020!

BruxZir: Outstanding Clinical Performance in 10-Year Independent Study*

  • 100% survival
  • 0 terminal fractures
  • Excellent abuse tolerance

*An independent, nonprofit, dental education and product testing foundation, Clinicians Report, September, 2020. For full report, go to bruxzir.com/10-year. Study result apply to BruxZir 2009 3Y zirconia.

High Flexural Strength

The restorative formulations in the BruxZir Zirconia family exhibit flexural strengths significantly greater than those of other tooth-colored options, and exceed the ISO 6872:2015 strength recommendations for bridges of 4 or more units.

Safe on Enamel

Glazed BruxZir Full-Strength was found to cause less enamel wear than glazed IPS e.max® in a study that measured the volumetric loss of enamel following simulated chewing function.1

IPS e.max is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent.

Causes Less Wear

BruxZir Full-Strength zirconia was shown to exhibit significantly less wear than Ceramco®3 porcelain in a study that compared the performance of the materials after 1.2 million cycles (the clinical equivalent of approximately five years) in a Willytec Chewing Simulator.2

Ceramco is a registered trademark of Dentsply Sirona Inc.

Preparation Guidelines

A. 1.0 mm ideal reduction (0.5 mm minimum)
B. Chamfer or shoulder margins preferred. Feather-edge OK
C. Axial walls must be convergent (avoid undercuts)
D. Preparation should be cut in three planes
E. To acheive optimal impression quality, gingival retraction is necessary for preparations with subgingival or equigingival margins

Clinical Studies

Townie Choice Award® 2021: Crown & Bridge: All-Ceramic Crowns Rx—BruxZir
Dentistry Today’s Top 25 Aesthetic/Restorative Products Readers’ Choice Award 2022
Dental Advisor Top Award: Long-Term Performer: Zirconia

Specifications

Indications

Indicated for anterior or posterior crowns, bridges up to 16 units, veneers, inlays and onlays, screw-retained crowns and bridges, and implant prostheses.


Material Composition

Monolithic zirconia


Yttria Mol %

3


Strength Characteristics

> 1,000 MPa of flexural strength


ISO 6872:2015 Classification

Class 5


Crystal Structure

Tetragonal Zirconia (3Y)


In-Lab Working Times

5 days


Available Colors

A1, A2, A3, A3.5, A4, B1, B2, B3, B4, C1, C2, C3, C4, D2, D3, D4, BL1, BL3 and White


Pricing

  • BruxZir Full-Strength Zirconia: $99 per unit

Pricing is subject to change and does not include shipping or applicable taxes.

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Policies & Warranty

NO-FAULT REMAKE POLICY: Glidewell is pleased to process all remakes or adjustments at no additional charge if requested within the warranty period and accompanied by the return of the original appliance.

LIMITED WARRANTY/LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Glidewell (“the lab”) warrants that all dental devices (a “device”) are made according to your specification and approval in the belief that the device will be useful and MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Subject to the return of a device that is placed and then fails, the lab will repair or replace the device without charge for the cost of materials and workmanship or refund the original price paid, at the lab’s option, for the life of the patient originally receiving the restoration from the date of placement. This limited lifetime performance warranty shall apply to direct end-user customers (treating clinicians) only.


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Clinical Tips

Preparation with at least 0.5 mm of occlusal space is acceptable. The minimum occlusal reduction is 0.5 mm, but 1.0 mm is ideal. Chamfer or shoulder margins are preferred. Feather-edge is OK. Axial walls must be convergent (avoid undercuts). Preparation should be cut in three planes. To achieve optimal impression quality, gingival retraction is necessary for preparations with subgingival or equigingival margins. If the resulting crown thickness is 0.5 mm, the practitioner should not adjust the crown; any chairside adjustments should be done on opposing tooth.

Retentive tooth preparation: Minimum tooth prep height 3 mm with minimal taper. BruxZir® restorations can be cemented with any conventional luting cements: glass ionomer (GI), resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) such as RelyX Luting Plus (3M) and FujiCEM® 2 (GC America), or self-adhesive resin cements such as RelyX Unicem (3M) and Maxcem Elite (Kerr).

  1. Try BruxZir crown and make any necessary adjustments to contacts and occlusion.
  2. Clean internal surface of BruxZir restoration using one of the following methods: a. Sandblast with 50-micron aluminum oxide for BruxZir Full-Strength or 30-micron CoJet sand (3M) for BruxZir Esthetic at 2 bar/30 psi for 15 seconds. Rinse and dry. b. Apply zirconia cleaner, such as Ivoclean® (Ivoclar Vivadent) or ZirClean® (BISCO), to internal surface for 20 seconds. Rinse and dry. c. Apply 5% NaClO (sodium hypochlorite) to internal surface for 20 seconds. Rinse and dry. Do NOT clean with phosphoric acid
  3. Mix and place luting cement of choice in crown, seat and proceed with cleanup based on manufacturer’s instructions.

Non-retentive tooth preparation: Tooth prep height less than 3 mm or excessive taper. BruxZir restorations should be cemented with an adhesive resin cement such as RelyX Ultimate (3M), Multilink® Automix (Ivoclar Vivadent), NX3 Nexus (Kerr), or Panavia™ V5 (Kuraray).

  1. Try BruxZir crown and make any necessary adjustments to contacts and occlusion. We recommend using the BruxZir Adjustment & Polishing Kit.
  2. Clean internal surface using one of the following methods: a. Sandblast with 50-micron aluminum oxide for BruxZir Full-Strength or 30-micron CoJet sand (3M) for BruxZir Esthetic at 2 bar/30 psi for 15 seconds. Rinse and dry. b. Apply zirconia cleaner, such as Ivoclean (Ivoclar Vivadent) or ZirClean (BISCO), to internal surface for 20 seconds. Rinse and dry. c. Apply 5% NaClO (sodium hypochlorite) to internal surface for 20 seconds. Rinse and dry. Do NOT clean with phosphoric acid
  3. Place zirconia primer on internal surface of BruxZir restoration, such as Z-Prime Plus (BISCO) and dry for 3–5 seconds with an air syringe, or Monobond Plus (Ivoclar Vivadent) and let react for 60 seconds then dry with an air syringe.
  4. Mix and place any recommended resin cement on the internal surface of the restoration, seat crown and proceed with cleanup based on manufacturer’s instructions.

Adjustment Caution: Minimum thickness to maintain full strength of BruxZir Full-Strength is 0.5 mm (ideally 1.0 mm). To prevent breakage, do not adjust bridge connector areas.

Adjust BruxZir Full-Strength restorations using a fine-grit diamond with light pressure to avoid potential microfractures, or purchase the BruxZir Adjustment & Polishing Kit by calling 888-303-3975.

  • A football-shaped bur is most effective for adjusting occlusion on the occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth and lingual surfaces of anterior teeth.
  • A tapered bur is used for adjusting cusps or proximal contacts.
  • A round bur is used to adjust a cusp or a fossa and for creating endodontic access.

Polish BruxZir restorations with the BruxZir Adjustment & Polishing Kit or the porcelain-polishing system of your choice.

  • Using light pressure and no water, begin pre-polishing with the green cup. This will remove abrasions left by the diamonds during adjustment. The green cup can also be used alone for minor adjustments if you don’t want to use a diamond.
  • Continue pre-polishing with the brown cup until a more glossy look appears over the adjustment areas.
  • Use the white cup with light to medium pressure to achieve a “wet” high shine.
  • The diamond-infused polishing discs gently remove surface defects and can be used to achieve a natural, high-shine where the polishing cups may not easily access.

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                References

                1. ^ Wear of Enamel on Polished and Glazed Zirconia: Shah S, Michelson C, Beck P, Ramp LC, Cakir D, Burgess J. 2010; Washington, DC: AADR. Abstract #129615.
                2. ^ Wear Behavior of BruxZir: Geis-Gerstorfer, J. University Hospital Tübingen, Germany.