BruxZir Solid Zirconia - Crowns & Bridges - Dental Zirconia

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Can you guess which of these teeth is a BruxZir® crown?

First clue: It's one of the teeth from #6-11. Second clue: It's not tooth #10; that would be cheating. Hiding the incisal edge behind a lower anterior and then claiming that the restoration is esthetic wouldn't be fair.

The BruxZir crown was done on tooth #8.

I chose this retracted "Before" picture so you could more clearly view the old PFM on tooth #8 that we replaced. The value was low compared to #9, and there was some recurrent decay along an open margin on the distal. I know what you're thinking, and it's a good question: Why aren't I using IPS e.max® for this crown? It would be a great choice, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who showed me this case and asked which material to use. But, I had just been handed some new, more translucent BruxZir Shaded material, and I was excited to see how it took on the ultimate restorative challenge: the single-unit central incisor crown to match an adjacent natural tooth. I think the BruxZir crown on #8 in the "After" picture looks pretty darn good. Looking at this picture, it is a surprise that there is no porcelain on the facial surface; the new material is just a more translucent zirconia oxide with some better characterization. It helps that I have an in-house technician who gets a lot of photographs from me and can come watch us try in the restoration. Today our numbers clearly show that BruxZir crowns are the dentists' preferred choice for posterior teeth, and we continue to move closer to the day when they may be the preferred anterior choice as well.

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