INspire™ FCZ

INspire Full Contour Zirconia

INspire™ FCZ

The next generation of monolithic esthetics! R-Dent’s INspire™ line uses 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia, a revolutionary preshaded, multilayered, high-translucency zirconia specifically formulated for anterior-quality esthetics. Its four layers of gradation simulate the coloration of natural enamel. Its strength approaches that of traditional full-contour restorations, and it delivers the esthetics and translucency of IPS e.max®, making it the industry’s most advanced zirconia.

Additional Information About INspire™

Our INspire line is suitable for any restoration in which traditional monolithic crowns are traditionally indicated. INspire is preshaded, featuring four layers of chroma from sulcus to incisal to mimic natural enamel. Durable enough to resist chipping or fracturing, it’s gentle enough on opposing dentition to make it a standby material for patients with bruxism. Designed by our CAD/CAM specialists and fabricated on five-axis mills, INspire restorations feature finely detailed occlusal anatomy.


Full-contour zirconia is so versatile, it can be used in almost any situation from singles, bridges with any combination of abutments and pontics, inlay bridges, Maryland type bridges and screw-retained implants. Also an esthetic alternative to a PFM with metal occlusion due to limited space.


When esthetic expectations are high and it is important that the restorations match surrounding natural dentition or other existing restorations. If bonding is necessary to retain the restoration, bond strength is weaker and less predictable than other ceramics.


Shoulder preparation not needed. A mild chamfer or a feather-edge margin is good. 1mm buccal, lingual, and occlusal reduction is ideal, but can go to .5mm in some areas when reduction is limited. Minimum occlusal reduction of 0.5 mm; 1 mm is ideal. Adjustments and polishing: Adjust full-contour zirconia crowns and bridges using water and air spray to keep the restoration cool and to avoid microfractures with a fine grit diamond. If using air only, use the lightest touch possible when making adjustments. A football-shaped bur is the most effective for occlusal and lingual surfaces (on anterior teeth); a tapered bur is the ideal choice for buccal and lingual surfaces. Polish full-contour zirconia restorations with the porcelain polishing system of your choice.


Full-contour zirconia may be cemented using a resin reinforced glass ionomer such as RelyX Luting cement. When a greater bond is needed do to the lack of a retentive preparation, use resin cement like RelyX Unicam or RelyX Ultimate. Before cementing all full-contour zirconia crowns, the interior surface of the crown needs to be cleaned with Ivoclean (Ivoclar Vivadent – Amherst, NY). This is critical in assuring maximum bond strength.

Tech Notes

Solid zirconia requires a cast gold type preparation. If adjustments are needed, use zirconia specific diamonds and rubber wheels polishing with diamond paste.


D2740 Crown – Porcelain/Ceramic Substrate
D6245 Pontic Porcelain/Ceramic
D6740 Abutment Crown Porcelain/Ceramic

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