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BruxZir® Solid Zirconia Surpasses 5 Years of Clinical Use

Posted on July 28, 2014

Glidewell Laboratories announced today that BruxZir® Solid Zirconia crowns and bridges have successfully passed the five-year mark in clinical usage, and have reached this important milestone with over 5 million units prescribed by US dentists.

Even as BruxZir Solid Zirconia passed the one-year and two-year marks with good results from respected clinical studies, many dentists expressed the desire to see how the material might perform over extended years of clinical service before they would elect to utilize it within their own practices.

Now, five years later, BruxZir Solid Zirconia is one of the most prescribed brands of full-contour zirconia restorations, a status owed to the countless dental and laboratory professionals who have adopted the material into their workplaces. As a result of its strength and unique vital translucence, BruxZir Solid Zirconia has revolutionized the landscape of dentistry by replacing bilayer restorations with a high-strength, esthetic monolithic option.

The newest addition to the BruxZir brand is the Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis, a fixed, all-zirconia implant solution for edentulous patients desiring a more durable and esthetic replacement for removable dentures. Constructed from 100 percent BruxZir Solid Zirconia, this full-arch restoration offers superior fracture toughness and exhibits flexural strength up to 1,465 MPa, making it ideal for enduring the functional stresses that dentures must withstand.

BruxZir Solid Zirconia’s achievement extends beyond Glidewell Laboratories, with labs fabricating crowns and bridges worldwide as part of the Authorized BruxZir™ Laboratory program. The tremendous effort put forth by the continually growing list of authorized laboratories ensures that dentists have access to authentic BruxZir Solid Zirconia globally.

For more information about BruxZir Solid Zirconia, the Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis or the BruxZir Authorized Lab program, visit http://www.bruxzir.com.