Multi-layered zirconium from Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc. is designed to achieve the highest level of colour saturation and translucency of products.

Unlike other multi-layer materials, Katana ML discs are pressed from pre-coloured zirconium powder, while other materials are coloured by dipping in colour pigment inks. The pressing of pre-coloured powder warrants a natural colour transition.

  • Colour saturation and translucency
    • Gradated from incisal to the cervical region, so that the colour of finished work is not influenced by the colour of background material (devital tooth, dental plate or abutment).
  • Resistance
    • Katana ML is designated as high-translucent zirconium, but it is also very resistant. Its hardness is up to 1100MPa. Its resistance is more than 50-times the resistance of vitroceramics.
  • Natural colours
    • The material colour, nearly identical with that of a natural tooth, simplifies the production process and reduces the number of steps required for achievement of an excellent result.
  • Crowns
  • Bridges with up to 16 elements
  • Individual abutments
  • Implant-supported crowns
  • Implant-supported bridges
  • Attachments
  • Telescopic primary
  • A-Light / A1-A2,5
  • A-Dark / A2,5-A4
  • B-Light / B1-B2
Minimum wall strength
Occlusal/ incisal Circular
Side teeth 1,5 mm 1 mm
Front teeth 1.5 mm 1 mm
Minimum joint area
1 pontic 2 pontics
Framework in the distal section 9 mm² 12 mm²
Framework in the frontal section 7 mm² 9 mm²
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