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Strength and Flexibility of BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Implant Restorations

Volume 3, Issue 2

Flexural Strength Typical zirconia materials demonstrate a flexural strength of more than 900 MPa. As a result of the proprietary methods used to process BruxZir milling blanks, BruxZir zirconia exhibits an even greater strength, measured as high as 1,510 MPa in accordance with the JIS R 1601 standard on an Instron-5564 electromechanical testing system (Fig. […]

Photo Essay: BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Anterior Esthetic Challenge

Volume 7, Issue 1

This photo essay illustrates our laboratory’s recent advancements in improving the esthetic properties of BruxZir® Solid Zirconia. Since the launch of the crown & bridge material in 2009, we have talked about BruxZir Solid Zirconia being “More Brawn Than Beauty.” As our R&D department refines our processes, improving the material’s translucency, the esthetics have continued […]

Photo Essay: Anterior BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Crown

Volume 6, Issue 2

BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns & bridges were originally designed by Glidewell Laboratories as a replacement for posterior cast gold or metal occlusals, when the patient did not want any metal showing in his or her mouth. As dentists began placing BruxZir restorations and were repeatedly satisfied with the results, they started to prescribe BruxZir for […]

Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – BruxZir® Adjustment & Polishing Set

Volume 5, Issue 4

When we were initially testing BruxZir® Solid Zirconia, it became clear that we were going to need some new diamonds to be able to effectively contour, adjust and polish these restorations. I still remember the first few zirconia-based restorations I had to remove, and how it was nearly impossible with the wrong burs. BruxZir is […]

BruxZir®: Virtually Bulletproof — What Is It? Why Does It Work?

Volume 1, Issue 3

Zirconia has been a popular dental material for the last several years for many reasons. It is used to create copings for crowns, frameworks for bridges and custom implant abutments for implant cases. Glidewell Laboratories has recently introduced BruxZir® Solid Zirconia, a full-contour zirconia restoration with no porcelain overlay. Made from zirconium oxide powder, this […]

Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – BruxZir® Solid Zirconia

Volume 5, Issue 3

BruxZir® Update: I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little surprised by the meteoric rise of BruxZir crowns. As a dentist who has been burned by the failure of all-ceramic crowns in the past, I knew there was a need in the market for a high-strength, tooth-colored crown for patients who wouldn’t […]

Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – BruxZir® Adjustment & Polishing Set

Volume 5, Issue 1

When we were initially testing BruxZir® Solid Zirconia, it became clear that we were going to need some new diamonds to be able to effectively contour, adjust and polish these restorations. I still remember the first few zirconia-based restorations I had to remove, and how it was nearly impossible with the wrong burs. With BruxZir […]

Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – BruxZir® Total Zirconia

Volume 4, Issue 4

Why should you be interested in this monolithic concept of a solid zirconia crown? One of the big reasons is, when you fuse porcelain to a metal or zirconia substructure there is always the possibility that the two layers will come apart. The best-case scenario is a small chip on the porcelain that you might […]

Case of the Week: Using BruxZir® Solid Zirconia for Veneer Cases

Case of the Week

Dr. DiTolla answers a doctor’s concerns about using BruxZir® Solid Zirconia for veneer cases by replacing a discolored central PFM with a monolithic crown and adding an adjacent BruxZir no-prep veneer.

BruxZir® Solid Zirconia

BruxZir® Solid Zirconia is the No. 1 prescribed brand of monolithic zirconia in North America. First launched as being “More Brawn Than Beauty,” the Research & Development team at Glidewell Laboratories has been hard at work in creating new, more esthetic versions of the material. Today, the range of BruxZir Solid Zirconia formulations enables clinicians […]

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