3M Introduces New Chairside Zirconia

3M Introduces New Chairside Zirconia
Posted: February 5, 2019
Edited by Dentaltown staff

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Recognizing the need for a well-balanced alternative that maximizes new high-speed sintering technology, 3M is introducing 3M Chairside Zirconia—a new CAD/CAM zirconia block optimized for the fast-sintering Cerec SpeedFire Furnace. The new block offers an optimal blend of high strength and aesthetics to go along with a fast sintering time of approximately 20 minutes for a thin-walled crown.  

For easy shade matching, the material is available in eight different shades and two block sizes designed for crowns and three-unit bridges to match the Vita classical shades. Additionally, due to its low minimum wall thickness of 0.8mm, dentists can carry out less invasive preparations and preserve more tooth structure.

“The overall promise of chairside dentistry has always been efficiency in a single-visit appointment,” said Karen Burquest, global business leader, 3M Oral Care. “Our new zirconia is designed for high-speed sintering to deliver even more efficiency without compromises in strength or aesthetics.” 

3M Chairside Zirconia offers a high flexural strength option of over 800 MPa, and has a fracture toughness that meets stringent ISO standards. This gives it ideal strength for single-unit crowns and three-unit bridges. The cementation process is simplified, as well, with the option to use either 3M RelyX Luting Plus Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cement or 3M RelyX Unicem 2 Self-Adhesive Resin Cement.

3M Chairside Zirconia will be featured and available for pre-ordering at the Chicago Midwinter meeting February 21–24 and will officially launch at IDS in March. The new product will be available for sale in the U.S. on May 1.  

For more information, visit 3m.com/chairsidezirconia or call 800-634-2249.
 

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