Prettau Zirconia Bridges and Dentures
A standard dental implant and crown combo is not the best treatment option for every patient. For instance, restoring a full arch of missing teeth with each tooth getting its own implant and restoration can be expensive, and chances are the patient’s jawbone may not be able to handle that many implants packed so closely together. For patients with multiple missing teeth, treatment with an implant-supported dental bridge or dentures can be a better option.
Here at Parkview Dental, we provide implant-supported bridges and dentures using the Prettau Zirconia system. We invite you to read on to learn more about the advantages of this system and what it can accomplish for your smile when utilized by Dr. James A. Munro.
Zirconia is beginning to replace porcelain as the most used material for creating restorations. This is because Zirconia has many advantages that elevate it above porcelain:
- Zirconia is completely biocompatible, ensuring that it will cause no complications.
- This material is stronger than porcelain, and will not crack or chip as easily.
- Zirconia is more translucent than porcelain, which means it reflects light just as natural teeth would.
- Zirconia restorations last longer than porcelain will.
- Because Zirconia is non-porous, they stain much less easily than porcelain made restorations will.
Prettau Implant Bridges and Dentures
For patients who have lost a full arch of teeth, dental implant bridges and dentures can be made from this highly durable material. By opting for a Prettau Zirconia bridge or denture, you can trust your smile to remain beautiful and functional well into the future.
Restore Your Smile with Prettau Zirconia
Our Pembroke, ON dental clinic is proud to offer patients a number of high quality and long-lasting materials for their restoration. If you’re considering restoring your smile with a Prettau dental implant, implant bridge, or implant-supported denture, you can expect the following process:
First, the patient will need to attend a dental implant consultation with Dr. Munro. During this visit, our dentist in Pembroke will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your smile and identify the best placement for your implant(s). We will also determine whether or not the patient will need a supplemental procedure before implants can be placed.
Before receiving their dental implants, some patients may need to undergo preliminary treatment to improve oral health. For patients with thin or shallow jawbones, pre-dental implant treatments like bone grafting or sinus augmentation will be completed. If an individual is using an implant treatment to replace broken teeth still in the mouth, these damaged teeth will be extracted. Likewise, any signs of gum disease or tooth decay will be treated during this phase.
Once the jawbone and gums are healthy and secure, implant fixtures can be placed in the patient’s mouth. During this procedure, four to six fixtures are placed along the patient’s jaw. Once each fixture is in place, a temporary crown, bridge, or denture will be attached while the implants heal.
Restoration Design & Creation
While the patient’s mouth is healing, our dentist in Pembroke will design your Prettau Implant Bridge or Denture using CAD/CAM technology. This system allows us to create beautiful restorations that perfectly fit the patient’s mouth using computer generated models.
Once the bridge or denture is complete, we will check it to ensure that it is of the level of quality expected by our Pembroke, ON area patients. The bridge or denture will then be applied to the patient’s implant fixtures, completing the restoration process.