Lab Improvements:
BruxZir® Lifetime Warranty

Our Lab Improvements series is dedicated to bringing you updates about the latest ways we’re helping you smile. Now, any BruxZir® Zirconia restoration is backed by a no-fault guarantee for the life of the patient, at no additional charge.
With the cost of basic goods on the rise, the need to provide patients with long-lasting solutions has become increasingly important. Patients need to know that their dental treatment can stand the test of time without requiring costly procedures in the rare occasion where a replacement is needed.

As a leading provider of dental restorative solutions for over 40 years, Riverside Dental Ceramics constantly seeks new ways of providing dentists with quality products they can trust. With that goal in mind, we are proud to offer a lifetime warranty for our entire family of BruxZir Zirconia products. This means that any BruxZir restoration, from single-unit crowns to full-arch prostheses, can be sent back to our lab for remakes or adjustments at no additional charge to the clinician.

RDC President Mark Anderson trusts BruxZir for its quality and lifetime warranty.

“With BruxZir Zirconia, the two qualities that come to mind are quality and trust,” said Mark Anderson, president of Riverside Dental Ceramics. “No other zirconia in dentistry has the clinical validation of BruxZir, and this lifetime warranty is testament to the trust that dental lab and dentist alike have in the long-term performance of this material.”

Despite the material’s strength and fracture toughness, BruxZir Full-Strength is safer on enamel than IPS e.max.

Our confidence for this comprehensive warranty policy is based on the success of BruxZir in rigorous clinical testing. An independent study in the Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report® determined BruxZir Full-Strength to have a 100% survival rate with zero terminal fractures over a 10-year period.1

In another study comparing the wear of enamel on polished and glazed zirconia, BruxZir Full-Strength was also found to cause less overall enamel wear than IPS e.max®.² These results show that BruxZir withstands the most demanding cases even when patients have a strong bite or suffer from bruxism.
Both BruxZir Full-Strength and BruxZir Esthetic have a higher flexural strength than those of other tooth-colored options, exceeding the ISO 6872 flexural strength recommendation.
In a competitive market with a high temptation for exaggerated claims, many brands fall short of their indicated flexural strength and fracture toughness values. But the claims behind the BruxZir family of products consistently matched MPa rating results established by independent tests. BruxZir Full-Strength also earned the classification of a 3Y zirconia due to its minimal use of ≤ 3 mol % of yttrium oxide — a common additive used to change refractive index. This 10-year test revealed 3Y zirconia to have the highest abuse tolerance and ability to blend with surrounding dentition. Of all the restorative materials to choose from in the market, BruxZir outperforms in quality and durability.
A lifetime guarantee means long-lasting dental solutions for patients.
To provide better coverage to every region of the mouth, this comprehensive warranty policy also extends to our implant products such as BruxZir screw-retained crowns and the BruxZir Implant Prosthesis. At Riverside Dental Ceramics, BruxZir cementable implant crowns as well as the custom abutments they are delivered over are guaranteed for the life of the patient. Our warranty implies these crowns will last for a long time — and clinical studies suggest it as well.
As the cornerstone of our commitment to quality, this lifetime warranty represents yet another way for dentists and patients alike to receive comprehensive solutions for restorative dental care. Patients expect lasting results when they invest in treatment, and BruxZir warranties from Riverside Dental Ceramics deliver.

Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report is a registered trademark of CR Foundation. IPS e.max is a registered trademark of Ivoclar Vivadent.

  1. CR Foundation. Zirconia crowns: what dentists and labs need to know in 2020! Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report [internet]. 2020 Sep [cited 2022 Mar 14];13(9):1-4. Available from: https://media.glidewelldental.com/wp-content/uploads/validations/products-services/bruxzir/ZirconiaCrowns_DU.pdf
  2. Wear of Enamel on Polished and Glazed Zirconia: Shah S, Michelson C, Beck P, Ramp LC, Cakir D, Burgess J. 2010; Washington, DC: AADR. Abstract #129615.

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