UZir Ultra Translucent

UZir Ultra Translucent is a new formula of zirconia, offering a unique combination of translucency and strength. This product is a breakthrough given that traditionally zirconia is considered a strong but opaque material with questionable aesthetics in anterior regions. The strength of UZir is higher than more translucent alternatives and so it addresses the market in between glass ceramics and the more opaque crystalline zirconias. Multi-layered blocks are also a feature that will enhance the aesthetics.

Benefits

  • Higher translucency zirconia for great aesthetics.
  • Greater strength compared to other aesthetic restorations such as IPS e.max®.

Considerations

  • Suitable for anterior crowns where good aesthetics are needed, posterior crowns, inlay/onlays, cement-retained implants and 3 unit bridges (1 pontic).
  • Multi-layered blocks for natural colour and translucency gradations.
  • Need to consider underlying stump shades before prescribing.

 

  UZir Ultra Translucent
Material Ultra translucent monolithic zirconia
Aesthetics ✓ ✓ ✓
Translucency ✓ ✓ ✓
Durability ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Margins Shoulder/chamfer
Flexural strength 800MPa
Indications

Anterior and posterior crowns
Inlays/Onlays (limited)
Cement-retained implants
3 unit bridges (1 pontic)

Colour 20 shades
Bonding Conventional
Stain resistance ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ 
Span/ingot size Single anterior units, selected posterior single units, 3 unit bridges (1 pontic)