BruxZir®

BruxZir® solid zirconia is a monolithic solid zirconia restoration with no porcelain overlay. More brawn than beauty, you’ll be impressed by the esthetics of BruxZir® when prescribed instead of metal occlusal PFM and full-cast metal restorations. Virtually unbreakable, it is the ideal restoration for bruxers and grinders.


BruxZir

BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns & bridges are made from the highest quality zirconia powder from Japan. We chemically and physically reprocess the powder to further reduce the zirconia particle sizes. BruxZir® milling blanks are then created through a unique patent pending process. Unlike conventional high pressure milling blank manufacture, our processing gives BruxZir® improved light transmission, which provides a lower, more natural shade value.

BruxZir® Indications

BruxZir® is indicated for crowns, screw-retained implant crowns, and full arch bridges. It is ideal for bruxers and grinders when PFM metal occlusal or full-cast restorations are not desired. BruxZir® is ideally suited for posterior molar crowns when the patient desires a tooth colored restoration but lacks the preparation space for, or has broken a PFM crown in the past due to bruxing.

Patient Benefits

BruxZir® is completely chip-proof, as it is made of solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay. As a result, this monolithic material is extremely durable. The glazed smooth surface of the final BruxZir® restoration prevents plaque buildup and opposing dentition wear.


BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Preparation Guide

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Preparation Requirements

Shoulder preparation not needed, feather edge is okay. It is a conservative preparation similar to full-cast gold so any preparation with at least 0.5 mm of occlusal space is accepted. Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm but 1 mm should be ideal.

Cementation Recommendations

Cementing BruxZir® restorations with resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) cements, such as RelyX™ Luting Plus (3M ESPE), Fuji-CEM™ 2 (GC America) and Nexus™ RMGI (Kerr):

1. Try BruxZir® crown in mouth and make any necessary adjustments to contacts and occlusion.

2. Sandblast internal surface of BruxZir® crown for 15 seconds, or place Ivoclean™ (Ivoclar) inside of restoration and rinse off after 20 seconds.

3. Place zirconia primer, such as Z-Prime™ Plus (Bisco) or Monobond™ Plus (Ivoclar), on internal surface of BruxZir® restoration and dry for 3-5 seconds with an air syringe.

4. Mix and place RelyX™ Luting Plus, Fuji-CEM™ 2, or Nexus™ RMGI cement in crown, seat crown on tooth and proceed with cleanup.

Bonding Recommendations

Bonding BruxZir® restorations with self-adhesive resin cements such as RelyX™ Unicem (3M ESPE) and Maxcem Elite (Kerr), self-etching resin cements such as Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) and MultiLink® Automix (Ivoclar), or etch-and-rinse resin cements such as NX3 Nexus™ (Kerr) and Variolink® II (Ivoclar):

1. Try BruxZir® crown in mouth and make any necessary adjustments to contacts and occlusion.

2. Sandblast internal surface of BruxZir® crown for 15 seconds, or place Ivoclean™ (Ivoclar) inside of restoration and rinse off after 20 seconds.

3. Place zirconia primer, such as Z-Prime™ Plus (Bisco) or Monobond™ Plus (Ivoclar), on internal surface of BruxZir® restoration and dry for 3-5 seconds with an air syringe.

4. Mix and place any of the resin cements above in crown, seat crown on tooth and proceed with cleanup.


ADA Insurance Codes

Single Unit: D2740
Bridge Abutment: D6740
Bridge Pontic: D6245



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