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Milled from solid zirconia, our restorations resist chipping and fracturing associated with layered porcelain restorations. Because of its strength as well as natural translucency, Zirconia performs equally well as posterior or anterior restoration, and can be milled as a single unit or a full bridge.
Available in all 16 Vita ® Classical Shades for a full range of coloration, our Zirconia options make reliable shade-matching simple.
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; 1 mm is ideal.
Adjustments and polishing:
Adjust Zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid micro-fractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces.
Polish restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.
- 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)
- D2740 Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
- D6245 Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
- D6740 Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic