Our full contour zirconia crowns are milled from award winning High Translucency Multi Layered (HTML) KatanaTM zirconia blocks from Noritake®. Noritake’s reputation for excellence and esthetics in the dental lab industry is unsurpassed which is why we have chosen Noritake® as our exclusive source for zirconia blocks. KatanaTM zirconia exceeds the strictest standards for durability and esthetics which affords our KZR® Solid crowns with unmatched esthetics, hardness and flexural strengths (>1,100 MPa). Such hardness affords us the ability to easily design long span bridges while still providing a soft and gentle touch to the opposing enamel for bruxers. Additionally, our KZR® Solid crowns are available in any shade.
Zirconia vs. lithium disilicate
by Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD
Ask Dr. Christensen - Dental Economics
Excerpt: Many of my patients prefer to avoid the use of metal in their mouths. I have suffered through the significant failures of many versions of all-ceramic restorations, and I'm not eager to try other all-ceramic restorations without sufficient positive research showing that they are working. There are many ads in dental journals about the newest form of all-zirconia tooth-colored indirect restorations. I think that concept was started by Glidewell Laboratories and is called BruxZir. All-zirconia restorations are advertised as excellent single- and multi-unit tooth colored restorations. What can you tell me about this newest unknown?