Using Sirona Connect to Fabricate BruxZir Crowns

Even though most CEREC owners prefer to make restorations in their offices, there are times when clinical conditions call for a lab-fabricated material.

by Michael DiTolla, DDS, FAGD

Even though most CEREC owners prefer to make restorations in their offices, there are times when clinical conditions call for a lab-fabricated material.

In cases such as the one documented in this column, high-strength monolithic BruxZir® Solid Zirconia restorations (Glidewell Laboratories) were prescribed for a patient who had chipped or broken nearly every PFM in his mouth. Dr. Mike Skramstad, assistant director of CAD/CAM at www.cerecdoctors.com, submitted this case to the laboratory via Sirona Connect.

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Michael DiTolla, DDS, FAGD, is the director of clinical research and education at Glidewell Laboratories in Newport Beach, Calif. He lectures nationwide on both restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. DiTolla has several free clinical programs available on DVD through Glidewell Laboratories or online at www.glidewelldental.com.

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