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Crystal Zirconia

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CRYSTAL Zirconia is a modern dental ceramic replacement for the metal substructures used under porcelain crowns and bridges.  CRYSTAL brand Dental Zirconia is also translucent, which gives the overlaid procelain a brighter more natural look.  Because of it's stronger-than-steel properties, Zirconia has been used for decades on the space shuttle and on the new high-tech brakes on German sports cars and other industrial applications.

CRYSTAL Zirconia is a new formulation of medical grade zirconia material, packed into blocks and ground to a custom fit using state-of-the-art dental milling machines, and then sintered in 1500 C oven till it is virtually unbreakable.  In the past, dentists used to say that crowns or bridges need to be replaced every five or ten years, but while the porcelain may chip or need repair, a crown or bridge substructure created with CRYSTAL Zirconia should last a lifetime, and includes a lifetime warranty when milled by a certified dental laboratory.

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Fast Facts for Patients

  • Ceramic Natural Looking Esthetics
  • 5X Stronger than other Ceramics
  • Metal-Free and Biocompatible
  • Lifetime Breakage Warranty
  • Made in the USA (not outsourced)

Fast Facts for Dentists

  • Esthetics that Patients Demand
  • Conventional Cementation
  • High Strength for Posterior Teeth
  • High Translucency Forumula for Anterior Teeth
  • IdentCERAM Chart Sticker
  • Lifetime Warranty Sticker

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What is Dental Zirconia?

Sometimes called “white steel,” zirconia is a ceramic material that has been used to create substructures in cosmetic dentistry to give crowns and bridges a whiter brighter more translucent quality. Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and is the preferred material for numerous medical applications including strong long-lasting artificial hip joints.

Crowns and bridges based on CRYSTAL Zirconia are the strongest and most aesthetically translucent restorations available in dentistry today -- up to five times stronger than all-porcelain restorations, nothing looks more like natural teeth.  Crystal Zirconia blocks and discs are made using Cold Isostatic Pressing with Tosoh Zirconia powders, the world's largest manufacturer of zirconia used in medical applications.

Why is Translucency Important?

In the past, most crowns and bridges have been Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal (PFM). These restorations, built on a dark metal alloy base, tend to look opaque and monochromatic, with a darker grayness at the gum line.  All ceramic dental restorations made with Crystal Zirconia match the appearance and translucency of natural teeth.  underlyingstrength

Is Crystal Really Stronger than Steel?

In lab tests, Crystal Zirconia crowns and bridges were TWICE as strong as PFM (Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal) restorations, and up to FIVE times stronger than other all-ceramic restorations used in dentistry.  There simply is NO dental material stronger than CRYSTAL Zirconia.

What Does "Biocompatible" Mean?

CRYSTAL Zirconia is 100% biocompatible and because the body does not reject zirconia, this material is the preferred modern material for medical applications.  Unlike  amalgams and metal alloys used in the dentistry in the past, the body accepts zirconia as a natural material, so you don’t have to worry about allergies or adverse reactions.

Made in the USA!

CRYSTAL Zirconia is manufactured in the USA, made from FDA-Registered Yttrium stabilized Zirconia.  A quality-control IDENTceram certificate is included with your restoration for your dental chart which documents the authenticity and composition of the ceramic materials used in your dental restorations.  Crystal is currently not licensed for sale in Canada.

 

Lifetime Warranty

CRYSTAL offers a Lifetime Warranty against material manufacturing defects. Copings or substructures created with Crystal Zirconia will not break if fabricated in complaince with manufacturer's instructions. Read More...

Mission Statement

CRYSTAL provides aesthetic state-of-the-art dental materials and world-class customer service to leading edge dental laboratories, facilitating dentists who seek to to provide their clients with the highest quality dental restorations possible.