Glidewell offering new BruxZir Aesthetic Zirconia Milling Blanks

The new BruxZir exhibits high translucency while meeting ISO strength requirement for dental restorations

Glidewell has launched the BruxZir Aesthetic Zirconia Milling Blanks, a new BruxZir family product.

Produced in California by Prismatik Dentalcraft, a subsidiary of Glidewell, the aesthetic zirconia formulation is designed for dental technicians seeking a restorative solution that delivers beautiful results for any clinical situation. It will be introduced to dental laboratories in the US during LMT Lab Day Chicago.

Over a decade ago, Glidewell unveiled BruxZir Zirconia, a monolithic ceramic material formulated to deliver hammer-resistant strength and gentle opposing wear. The high demand and continued research and development led Glidewell to create the BruxZir Aesthetic formulation, which offers greater translucency to address anterior indications.

Engineered specifically for the anterior, the new milling blanks offer an ideal combination of strength and translucency required to satisfy a range of clinical indications, from single-unit crowns to veneers, bridges, screw-retained restorations and even full-arch implant prostheses.

“The introduction of BruxZir Zirconia spurred a change in dentistry that is still reverberating more than a decade later,” said Jim Glidewell, founder and president of Glidewell. “Today, we think BruxZir Aesthetic is the best dental restorative material ever produced. With BruxZir Aesthetic, we’re building the digital laboratory of the future.”

With an average flexural strength of 980MPa, BruxZir Aesthetic Milling Blanks meet the Class 5 requirement for dental ceramics. According to Glidewell, blanks are available in multiple thicknesses: 14, 16, 20 and 25mm. They can also be purchased in pre-shaded formulations equivalent to the 16 shades from the VITA shade system, complemented by Glidewell’s bleach shades.