Zirconia is a very hard ceramic that is used as a strong base material in some full ceramic restorations. Zirconia is relatively new in dentistry and the published clinical data is correspondingly limited. The full name of zirconia used in dentistry is yttria-stabilized zirconia or YSZ. The zirconia structure is usually designed on a digitally with scans of the patient, impression, or model. The core is then milled from a block of zirconia in a soft pre-sintered state. Once milled, the zirconia is sintered where it shrinks by 20% and reaches its full strength of  1200MPa.

Many dentists will not use monolithic crowns on anterior teeth unless a full mouth restoration is being done. Layered zirconia crowns offer highly aesthetic properties as well as incredible strength and durability.

FULL MILLED ZIRCONIA (FMZ) is the most cost effective and strong restoration available and is highly suited for use with posterior restorations.

FULL MILLED ZIRCONIA

  • Full milled Zirconia crowns are highly suited to restoring posterior crowns.
  • High strength 1200Mpa
  • Suitable for large span bridges and implant restorations
  • Moderate translucency
  • 8 basic shades that can be individually characterised
  • Blocks out underlying stump discolouration.

ULTRA TRANSLUCENT ZIRCONIA

  • Full milled or layered design
  • High Strength at 600Mpa
  • Suitable for anterior restorations
  • High translucency
  • Superior strength to emax restorations with comparable translucency
  • Does not block out underlying stump discolouration

PORCELAIN FUSED TO ZIRCONIA

  • Highly recommended and versatile solution
  • Best combination of aesthetics and strength
  • High durability
  • Highly customisable
  • Milled Zirconia frameworks with fused Vita VM 7
  • Blocks out underlying stump discolouration
  • Suitable for large span bridges, implants and complete mouth restorations
  • Great translucency
Monolithic EMAX Restorations

IPS e.max Lithium Disilicate Full Contour

Combining high quality strength and aesthetics with ease of use, Emax is the state of the art monolithic structure with superior durability (360 – 400 MPa) and optismised translucency.

  • Great balance of translucency, strength and durability
  • Excellent bond strength
  • Similar flexual strength to natural dentition
  • Reliable shade outcomes
  • Does not block out underlying tooth colour
  • Also suitable for small span bridges and implant restorations

IPS e.max Lithium Disilicate Layered with IPS Ceram

  • Highly aesthetic and lifelike
  • Excellent bond strength
  • Highly reliable shade outcomes when stump shades provided
  • Also suitable for small span bridges and implant restorations
  • Highly trusted and regarded restoration
  • Does not block out underlying tooth colour