BruxZir® Scientific Studies

The comprehensive reports that follow evaluate the integrity and performance of BruxZir® Solid Zirconia. Biomaterials research, university studies and clinician reports were completed in order to examine how well a variety of materials embody the characteristics vital to high-quality dental restorations. Performance assessments, including long-term data, show that BruxZir restorations are excellent alternatives to PFMs and cast gold restorations. Furthermore, tests that evaluate strength, wear and translucency affirm the advantages of BruxZir Solid Zirconia compared to other all-ceramic restorations.

Transmission vs. Wavelength Graph

BruxZir exhibits higher light transmission resulting in a more natural shade value.

Scanning Electron Microscope Images

SEM of sintered colloidally processed BruxZir vs. sintered isostatically pressed zirconia.

High Flexural Strength

Lithium Disilicate ceramics have 400 MPa and typical zirconia materials have a flexural strength of more than 1200 MPa. However, because of post-powder processing, BruxZir Solid Zirconia dental restorations are able to exceed that strength threshold, with flexural strengths up to 1465 MPa.

Antagonist Wear Study

The antagonistic (Steatite balls) wear shows BruxZir only with 72±21 micron, which is significantly lower than Ceramco 3, with 110±48 micron. The University of Tübingen study was run using an eight chamber Willytec Chewing Simulator at 1.2 million cycles.