Technical Information

Technical Information

BruxZir® Solid Zirconia is indicated for crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays and onlays, screw-retained implant crowns and full-arch implant prostheses. It is an esthetic alternative to PFM metal occlusal/lingual or full-cast restorations and ideal for restorations requiring extra durability such as crowns under partials or screw-retained implant crowns. The chip-proof durability of BruxZir restorations also makes them ideal for bruxers who have broken natural teeth or previous PFM restorations. BruxZir restorations are also ideal for patients lacking the preparation space for a PFM.

BruxZir® Esthetic Solid Zirconia is a new category of dental zirconia made possible by years of research & development at Glidewell Dental. Advanced colloidal processing animates BruxZir Esthetic zirconia with high-performing strength and lifelike translucency, and superior shading technology renders enhanced shade matching and consistency for even more beautiful results. Named in Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Products in 2018, BruxZir Esthetic zirconia is a revelation for anterior cases and further proof of why BruxZir Solid Zirconia is the No. 1 prescribed brand of full-contour zirconia.

Learn to CementBruxZir Crowns & Bridges

  • Shoulder preparation not needed, feather edge is OK. 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.
  • For BruxZir Esthetic restorations, a minimum occlusal reduction of 0.7 mm; 1.25 mm is ideal.
  • Ceramir Crown & Bridge or a resin-reinforced glass ionomer cement such as RelyX Luting Cement (3M ESPE; St. Paul, Minn.) or GC Fuji Plus (GC America; Alsip; Ill.) 
  • For short or over-tapered preparations, use a resin cement such as RelyX Unicem (3M ESPE) or Panavia F2.0 (Kuraray; New York, N.Y.)

Cementing BruxZir restorations with Ceramir (Doxa Dental) Crown and Bridge cement:

  1. Try BruxZir crown in mouth and make any necessary adjustments to contacts and occlusion.
  2. Rinse internal surface of BruxZir crown with air and water, and place Ivoclean (Ivoclar) inside of restoration and rinse off after 20 seconds.
  3. Mix and place Ceramir cement in crown, seat crown on tooth and proceed with cleanup as it enters doughy stage.

 

 

Cementing BruxZir restorations with resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) cements, such as RelyX Luting Plus (3M ESPE) and Fuji-CEM (GC America):

  1. Try BruxZir crown in mouth and make any necessary adjustments to contacts and occlusion.
  2. Sandblast internal surface of BruxZir crown for 15 seconds, or place Ivoclean (Ivoclar) inside of restoration and rinse off after 20 seconds.
  3. Place zirconia primer, such as Z-Prime Plus (Bisco) or Monobond Plus (Ivoclar), on internal surface of BruxZir restoration and dry for 3-5 seconds with an air syringe.
  4. Mix and place RelyX Luting Plus or Fuji-CEM cement in crown, seat crown on tooth and proceed with cleanup.

Bonding BruxZir restorations with self-adhesive resin cements such as RelyX Unicem (3M ESPE) and Maxcem Elite (Kerr), self-etching resin cements such as Panavia F 2.0 (Kuraray) and MultiLink Automix (Ivoclar), or etch-and-rinse resin cements such as NX3 (Kerr) and Variolink 2 (Ivoclar):

  1. Try BruxZir crown in mouth and make any necessary adjustments to contacts and occlusion.
  2. Sandblast internal surface of BruxZir crown for 15 seconds, or place Ivoclean (Ivoclar) inside of restoration and rinse off after 20 seconds.
  3. Place zirconia primer, such as Z-Prime Plus (Bisco) or Monobond Plus (Ivoclar), on internal surface of BruxZir restoration and dry for 3-5 seconds with an air syringe.
  4. Mix and place any of the resin cements above in crown, seat crown on tooth and proceed with cleanup.

Instructions for Adjusting and Polishing BruxZir Crowns & Bridges

01

football-shaped bur

A football-shaped bur is most effective for adjusting the occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth and the lingual surfaces of anterior teeth.

02

Tapered Bur

A tapered bur is most effective for adjusting cusps or proximal contacts.

03

ROUND BUR

A round bur is used for adjusting a fossa.

04

BEGIN POLISHING

Using light pressure and no water, begin pre-polishing with the brown cup to remove abrasions left by the diamonds during adjustments. The brown cup can also be used alone for minor adjustments if you don't want to use a diamond.

Football-Shaped Bur - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Football-Shaped Bur
Tapered Bur - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Tapered Bur
Round Bur - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Round Bur
Brown Cup - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Begin Polishing
Green Cup - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Pre-Polishing
White Cup - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Active High Shine
Blue pre-polishing disc - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Pre-Polishing Disc
Brown high-shine disc - BruxZir Polishing Kit
High-Shine Polishing Disc

05

PRE-POLISHING

Continue pre-polishing with the green cup until a more glossy look appears on the adjustment areas.

06

ACHIEVE HIGH SHINE

Use the white cup with light to medium pressure to achieve a “wet” high shine.

07

Pre-Polishing Disc

The blue pre-polishing disc gently removes surface defects. Use in circular motions at 5–10K RPM to make minor adjustments to occlusal surfaces without affecting anatomy.

08

High-Shine Polishing Disc

The brown high-shine polishing disc is ideal for difficult-to-reach areas. Use light to medium pressure at 5–10K RPM to achieve a natural, high-shine finish in as little as 20 seconds.

01

football-shaped bur

A football-shaped bur is most effective for adjusting the occlusal surfaces of posterior teeth and the lingual surfaces of anterior teeth.

02

Tapered Bur

A tapered bur is most effective for adjusting cusps or proximal contacts.

03

ROUND BUR

A round bur is used for adjusting a fossa.

04

BEGIN POLISHING

Using light pressure and no water, begin pre-polishing with the brown cup to remove abrasions left by the diamonds during adjustments. The brown cup can also be used alone for minor adjustments if you don't want to use a diamond.

Football-Shaped Bur - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Football-Shaped Bur
Tapered Bur - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Tapered Bur
Round Bur - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Round Bur
Brown Cup - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Begin Polishing
Green Cup - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Pre-Polishing
White Cup - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Active High Shine
Blue pre-polishing disc - BruxZir Polishing Kit
Pre-Polishing Disc
Brown high-shine disc - BruxZir Polishing Kit
High-Shine Polishing Disc

05

PRE-POLISHING

Continue pre-polishing with the green cup until a more glossy look appears on the adjustment areas.

06

ACHIEVE HIGH SHINE

Use the white cup with light to medium pressure to achieve a “wet” high shine.

07

Pre-Polishing Disc

The blue pre-polishing disc gently removes surface defects. Use in circular motions at 5–10K RPM to make minor adjustments to occlusal surfaces without affecting anatomy.

08

High-Shine Polishing Disc

The brown high-shine polishing disc is ideal for difficult-to-reach areas. Use light to medium pressure at 5–10K RPM to achieve a natural, high-shine finish in as little as 20 seconds.

Procedure to Sterilize Aluminum Bur Block

  1. Sterilizers (Dry Heat, Autoclave and Chemiclave)

    Operate sterilizer unit at 121°C high-pressure saturated steam for 15–20 minutes.

  2. Ultrasonic Cleaning

    Do not use ultrasonic solutions containing alkali products such as sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, or hydroxides.

    1. Always mix solutions according to instructions.
    2. A five-minute cycle time is recommended.
    3. Remove the burs from ultrasonic and rinse well with water.
    4. Dry the bur block thoroughly before placing in sterilization pouches.

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