Clinical Zirconia

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Clinical Zirconia

Clinical Zirconia combines the esthetics your patients demand with the strength and affordability you desire. Lab tests show the fracture toughness and flexural strength of zirconia to be significantly higher than that of alumina or any other all-ceramic material. With Clinical Zirconia, there is no metal to show through the ceramic and no unsightly black lines at the gingival margin. Indicated for individual or splinted crowns & bridges of up to 14 units, Clinical Zirconia can be conventionally cemented with resin ionomers.

 Clinical Zirconia restorations are built on a coping composed of zirconium oxide, one of the strongest and most biocompatible ceramic materials. After the coping is milled using CAD/CAM technology, a high-strength ceramic is pressed or layered over the zirconia understructure, resulting in a final restoration that achieves superb intimacy of fit and translucent pearlescence.

ANTERIOR FULL-COVERAGE CROWNS
Requires a minimum circular reduction of 0.5 mm and a minimum occlusal reduction of 0.7 mm.

POSTERIOR FULL-COVERAGE CROWNS
Requires a minimum circular reduction of 0.5 mm and a minimum occlusal reduction of 0.7 mm.

  • Resin ionomer cement (RelyX or RelyX Unicem, 3M ESPE)
  • Maxcem Elite (Kerr)
  • Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) — ideal for short, tapered preparations
  • Glass ionomer cement (GC Fuji, GC America)