The patient had never been particularly happy about the gray hue of the PFM, and he didn't like having a hole in the top of the crown, even though it was patched with composite.
BruxZir® Solid Zirconia tooth pre-sintered, colored and finished by Przemek Seweryniak, CDT
This patient had an existing all-ceramic crown that was a little too translucent for this endontically treated central incisor.
A 3-Unit center-pontic bridge will be cemented to screw-retained abutments in order to restore the edentulous region spanning tooth #13-15
The BruxZir crowns were done on tooth #8 and #9.
A broken composite inlay was replaced with a high strength BruxZir inlay.
The visible gingival recession and bone loss did not contraindicate this implant, placed to restore tooth #15.
This patient fractured a porcelain all-ceramic crown on the second molar and chipped the first molar. Both crowns were replaced with BruxZir restorations.
The patient had always disliked the metal occlusal on this PFM.
The final BruxZir Shaded 16 restoration exhibits remarkable color and translucency.
An endontically treated tooth had a fractured mesial marginal ridge and multiple fractures. A monolithic BruxZir zirconia crown was placed.
To handle the forces of an extended biologic length required by the severe bone loss in this anterior case, BruxZir crowns are prescribed.
This patient had chipped the distal surface of this PFM. It was replaced with a high-strength BruxZir crown.
The precise fit and limited space requirements make BruxZir crowns a simple and effective alternative to PFM repair.
The patient presented with a fractured Maryland bridge.
The fit of the BruxZir crown on this engaging titanium base is comparable to the interproximal fit in the mouth.
This patient had a number of existing PFM restorations in the anterior, but teeth #8 and #9 had a previous root canal and a lingual fracture next to the access openings. It was decided that the best option was full-coverage anterior BruxZir crown.
Precision-milling of a BruxZir prosthetic delivers an ideal fit, even in tight spaces.
Because her PFM restorations had fractured previously, a high-strength BruxZir bridge was prescribed, providing the patient with the best combination of strength and esthetics.
For patients concerned with lifelike esthetics there is no comparison. As seen in this side-by-side, the esthetics of a BruxZir restoration are far closer to the live dentition than are those of cast-gold.
When this patient required an onlay to replace a broken cusp, cast gold was suggested but the patient declined.
The translucency of this BruxZir crown's cusps help the restoration blend seamlessly with the surrounding dentition.
As you can see in the after photos, the BruxZir bridge has acceptable esthetics, although it won't be mistaken for IPS Empress® anytime soon!
A BruxZir Solid Zirconia restoration was chosen because of its mix of high flexural strength and lifelike esthetics next to natural dentition.
This patient fractured off the distolingual cusp.
The implant with temporary abutment is going to be replaced by this zirconia-with-titanium-base crown. As seen here, the transition from titanium to BruxZir material is nearly seamless.
This endontically treated molar had a large amalgam and several fractures, necessitating a full-coverage BruxZir crown.
A monolithic BruxZir Solid Zirconia crown, with its all-zirconia intaglio surface seen here, is set to join a PFM in the posterior.
Before-and-after of a discolored natural tooth #10 replaced by a full-contour BruxZir crown.
When a patient generates enough occlusal force to break a PFM, BruxZir Solid Zirconia is a great choice as a replacement crown.
Focus on lifelike translucency in the anterior often overshadows the superior natural contours that BruxZir Solid Zirconia delivers in the posterior.
Factoring in the grayer, more translucent incisal third of the patient's natural teeth is an important consideration in choosing the appropriate shade. The final restoration demonstrates how well the BruxZir Shaded formulation achieves the color and translucency of the patient's natural dentition.
The superior fit, natural margins, and lifelike contours translate to an esthetically pleasing final restoration in the mouth.
This patient had a lingual fracture of the ceramic-fused-to-zirconia restoration on tooth #8 and it needed replacement.
Full-arch shows the natural-looking esthetics of BruxZir Solid Zirconia compared to PFM, PFZ and monolithic glass ceramic restorations.
Vita A4 will be used as the shade basis for the final restoration. The BruxZir shaded crown achieves the nuances in color that complement the patient's natural dentition.