Zirconia-Based Restorations

Zirconia based restorations are perfect for a wide range of crown and bridge applications. Fully Monolithic zirconia (FMZ) is also available in the Origin range.
FMZir non metal crown

Zirconia - strong, accurate and stable

Zirconia-based restorations are perfect for a wide range of crown and bridge applications, including anterior and most posterior requirements. Zirconia ceramics are used for fixed restorations as a framework due to their mechanical and optical properties.

Benefits for your patients

  • Zirconia frameworks are excellent for long-term stability.
  • Monolithic zirconia crown compositions are strong, accurate and resistant to fracture and crack propagation.


  • PFZ should be avoided in bruxers or patients with parafunctional activities.
  • Care with case selection for extensive implant-borne zirconia frameworks.
  • Full coverage zirconia restorations with adequate retention don’t need resin bonding. Zirconia crowns and bridges with good retention can be cemented with resin-modified glass ionomer.
  • If retention is compromised, a resin cement – with prior application of a separate self-etching bonding agent – is suggested, or a silica coating such as CoJet™ or Rocatec™.
  • Ceramics employed are issued with US IdentCeram® certificates to verify the American Dental Association classification and content of the restorative materials.
Full Monolithic Zirconia
IPS e.max® ZirPress
MaterialHigh Translucency ZirconiaVeneered ZirconiaPressable Calcium Fluorapatite Glass Ceramic applied to a Zirconia CAD framework
Aesthetics✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓✓✓ ✓ ✓✓
Translucency ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓
Durability✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
MarginsShoulder/ChamferShoulder/Heavy ChamferShoulder/Heavy Chamfer
Flexural Strength1200 MPa90 MPa (Porcelain)
1100 MPa (Substructure)
110 MPa (Porcelain)
900 MPa (Substructure)
Inlays/Onlays (Limited)
Inlay Bridges/Maryland (Limited)
Bridges, long-span bridges
Inlay Bridges/Maryland Bridges(Limited)
Colour12 Shades8 Framework Shades8 Framework Shades
BondingConventionalConventional or AdhesiveConventional
Stain Resistance✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Span/Ingot Size4 Units Anterior
3 Units Posterior
Up to 6 Units
Full Arch Possible
Up to 6 Units
Full Arch Possible