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Home News For Increased Brilliance: Extra-Translucent Zirconia

For Increased Brilliance: Extra-Translucent Zirconia

The new extra-translucent zirconia material Cercon® xt, an additional variant of this successful ceramics system, is now available to dental laboratories. Its main application is for monolithic restorations with enhanced esthetics. Here the dental laboratory can enjoy the benefits of pre-shaded blanks in the classic 16 VITA1 shades — the True Color Technology approach so much appreciated in Cercon ht.

Hanau/Salzburg, March 24, 2017 — The innovative Cercon xt now offers even higher translucency — about 19% more than even Cercon ht. Especially in monolithic restorations, this translates directly into enhanced esthetics. And when it comes to veneering, dental technicians still have all design options open to them. Cercon xt is suitable for crowns and up to three-unit bridges up to the second premolar — an additional material option.

Thanks to its extra high translucency (approx. 49%) and unparalleled shade accuracy, this new material allows life-like esthetics, especially for the anterior region. Cercon xt thus represents a serious alternative to convention lithium disilicate. The choice of the most suitable material will depend on the merits of the clinical case, the specific indication, and the preferred adhesive system.

True Color Technology provides excellent shade fidelity and admirable reproducibility. And as with Cercon ht, the Cercon xt discs are available as pre-shaded blanks in the classic 16 VITA1 shades and white.  For the laboratory, the “dentin from the machine” is a highly esthetic — and highly economical — material to use.

Thanks to its standard format (98-mm discs), the new product can be used in all popular open CAD/CAM systems.  Additionally, Cercon ht and Cercon xt can be sintered using the same temperature for efficiency in processing.


* VITA is a registered trademark of VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG, Bad Säckingen, Germany.

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