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BruxZir® Zirconia Shade Guide


*Pricing does not include shipping or applicable taxes

Please note pricing is only available to dental professionals.

The BruxZir® Shade Guide is the first system dedicated to shade-taking exclusively for BruxZir Zirconia dental restorations.

  • Faster, easier and more accurate shade selection for BruxZir restorations
  • Streamlined communication between lab technicians and clinicians delivers more accurate results
  • Simplification of the shade selection process by including the most widely used shades in dentistry

A Valuable Tool for Every Dental Office

The BruxZir Shade Guide is the first system dedicated to shade-taking exclusively for BruxZir Zirconia dental restorations. Unlike conventional shade guides, the BruxZir Shade Guide is created from genuine BruxZir Zirconia with translucency equivalent to the most popular VITA® shades, including A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, C1, and D2. An additional bleach shade, BL, is also included to offer a more complete shade lineup. The reverse side of each shade tab is designed to help you with stump shade assessment.



The BruxZir Zirconia Shade Guide is an accessory designed to aid clinicians in shade-taking for all-ceramic BruxZir restorations.

Material Composition

Made from authentic BruxZir Zirconia, featuring translucency equivalent to BruxZir Esthetic.

Available Shades

7 VITA-equivalent shades: Z2 (equivalent to VITA B1); Z3 (A1); Z4 (C1); Z5 (A2); Z6 (A3); Z7 (D2); and Z8 (A3.5). Also includes our proprietary bleach shade (Z1).


BruxZir Zirconia Shade Guide: $150*

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

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BruxZir Zirconia Shade Guide is warrantied for 6 months from the date of purchase.


Clinical Tips

  • Step 1. Take the tooth shade.
  • Step 2. Take the stump shade.

  • Clean teeth of all debris and stains.
  • Take shade at the beginning of the appointment, before administering an injection, cutting the preparation or bleaching.
  • Neutralize the shade zone by covering or removing bright colors from the field of view.
  • Have the patient sit in an upright position.
  • Take the shade in the natural daylight or under color-corrected lighting conditions.
  • To reduce eye fatigue, evaluate the shade tabs for 5—7 seconds at a time.
  • To avoid metamerism, compare your shade choice in different light conditions.
  • Cross-check your shade selection with a team member before finalizing your decision.
  • Provide quality photographs, diagrams and notes to facilitate best shade rendering.

  1. Select the value reading first. Value is the fundamental dimension when it comes to shade-matching ceramic restorations. To achieve optimal results hold the selected shade tab parallel to the tooth surface. This will help isolate the shade tab from the tooth and prevent glare. Squinting your eyes, move the shade guide across until there is no difference between the tooth and the tab. To avoid retinal fatigue, relax your eyes between comparisons.
  2. Select the hue to complete the shade assessment. Scan the selected shade tab(s) without prolonged staring, and use the process of elimination to select the best matching shade.
  3. Take photographs. To help enrich communication with the lab, improve the quality of a final restoration and minimize adjustments, provide close-up photographs with the tooth to be restored, the adjacent teeth, contralateral teeth, and the selected shade tab(s) in the photo.
  4. Draw a shade map. Using a Glidewell Rx form or a copy of the photograph, diagram additional characteristics of the tooth such as the placement of cervical and incisal layers or hypocalcification spots.
  5. Repeat the above steps to assess the stump shade. For all-ceramic restorations, after preparation take the stump shade and photographs in the same manner as described above.


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