The increased use of zirconia for restorations is a result of its many advantages: it provides extremely high flexural strength, allows for more conservative preparation, allows for a lower minimal thickness than other ceramic materials, offers the ability to cement conventionally (resulting in less postoperative sensitivity), offers great performance in patients with parafunctional habits, and provides natural color for a more esthetically pleasing, natural looking tooth.
In the past, the main disadvantage for dentists who preferred zirconia was the inability to perform the restorations in a single visit. Fortunately, the zirconia workflow has now advanced, making chairside production practical for more clinicians.
Learn about a new pre-shaded translucent zirconium oxide and practice-level milling units with both dry mill and wet mill capabilities that make single-visit zirconia restorations possible.
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