Glidewell Dental Laboratories’ Obsidian™ is a high-strength glass ceramic for full-contour crowns, 3-unit anterior bridges, veneers, inlays, and onlays that exhibit lifelike esthetics and toughness that surpasses conventional ceramics.
Unlike layered ceramic or porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, Obsidian ceramic restorations are resistant to chipping due to their monolithic composition and average flexural strength of 373 MPa. They exhibit an ideal combination of esthetics and strength with translucency that mirrors the vitality of natural teeth.
Obsidian ceramic restorations exceed the ISO strength requirements for cemented all-ceramic restorations and can be used anywhere in the mouth. These high-strength, esthetic ceramic restorations follow traditional all- ceramic prep requirements and can be conventionally cemented or adhesively bonded. After the Obsidian glass ceramic material is manufactured according to ISO 13485, the dental laboratory then produces finished ceramic restorations using CAD/CAM technology.