Noritake Katana Zirconia is a multi-layered zirconia crown, bridge, screw-retained implant crown, inlay or onlay with no porcelain overlay. The material was originally intended to provide a durable, more esthetic alternative to posterior metal occlusal PFMs or cast gold restorations for demanding situations like bruxers, implant restorations and areas with limited occlusal space. Now, thanks to the new Noritake Katana formulation, their restorations exhibit improved translucency and color similar to natural dentition, making them a restorative option in the anterior as well.
Designed and milled using CAD/CAM technology, Noritake Katana Multi-Layered Zirconia is sintered for 2 hours at 1,500 degrees Celsius to achieve maximum strength. The final zirconia crown or bridge is then stained and glazed to a smooth surface.
With the introduction of the Solid Zirconia Full-Arch Implant Prosthesis, the strength and esthetics of monolithic zirconia is now available for full-arch indications. Strong, hygienic and affordably priced, this fully edentulous restoration offers exceptional resistance to the chips, fractures and stains that can compromise acrylic dentures.