June 21st, 2018
In this episode of Chairside Live, Dr. Justin Chi removes a poorly fitting gold crown on #19 and replaces it with a beautiful BruxZir® NOW crown in a single appointment, utilizing the glidewell.io™ In-Office Solution.
March 13th, 2018
In this episode of Chairside Live, Will Schmidt, RDA, shows how to solve the frequent challenge of making a temporary and final crown to fit under an existing removable partial denture or orthodontic appliance.
March 7th, 2018
How do you treatment plan in the anterior when your patient demands a high level of esthetics without compromising strength? Dr. Justin Chi places veneers on teeth #4–13, utilizing BruxZir® Esthetic, a breakthrough in monolithic zirconia, to give his patient a total smile makeover.
September 28th, 2016
When a patient enters your practice needing restoration work, you might run into some issues. Especially if it’s a full-arch dental restoration. With a full-arch restoration, you have a challenging task ahead of you. Although this task might seem difficult, the reward behind completing it and creating the right treatment plan for your patient is always […]
Volume 7, Issue 1
April 22nd, 2016
The most commonly prescribed fixed implant restoration in the fully edentulous arch has been the hybrid prosthesis — a screw-retained cast or milled bar with an acrylic base and denture teeth. My experience providing these restorations over the course of many years has demonstrated that the pairing of these two materials results in a construction […]
Volume 6, Issue 4
January 27th, 2016
Abstract Purpose: The purpose of this retrospective case series was to evaluate the clinical advantages and limitations of monolithic zirconia full-arch implant-supported restorations and report the rate of complications up to three-and-a-half years after prosthetic delivery. Materials and Methods: Dental implants were placed in 14 patients to support monolithic zirconia full-arch reconstructions. Four implants were […]
Volume 10, Issue 3
August 25th, 2015
Of the 1.39 million restorations Glidewell Laboratories made in 2014, reportedly more than 60 percent were full-contour zirconia (BruxZir® Solid Zirconia).1 This is compelling evidence that dentists are relying heavily on these materials — with good reason, as this method of treatment provides both simplicity and strength. Despite objections from some about the esthetics of […]
Volume 6, Issue 2
August 8th, 2015
BruxZir® Anterior is the latest advancement in the BruxZir Solid Zirconia product line. This highly esthetic restorative material is specially designed to satisfy the esthetic and functional requirements of the anterior region of the mouth. Exhibiting an average flexural strength of 650 MPa and translucency and color similar to natural dentition, BruxZir Anterior is a […]
Volume 6, Issue 1
April 6th, 2015
Complete edentulism has repercussions that go far beyond the loss of dental form and function. While dentures provide basic replacement of the patient’s teeth, their prosthetic stability and retention are insufficient in many cases, causing difficulty with pronunciation and mastication. The longer a fully edentulous patient goes without teeth, the more the alveolar ridge resorbs.1 […]