Prettau® Zirconia Bridges and Dentures in Pembroke, ON
Restore Your Healthy Smile
If you’re missing more than one tooth, replacing each one with a dental implant may not be the fastest or most affordable treatment option. In these cases, Dr, Munro will likely recommend an implant-supported dental bridge or dentures to restore your smile.
At Parkview Dental, we’re proud to feature Prettau® Zirconia bridges and dentures for their unmatched strength and translucence. Explore our guide to discover the unique advantages of these restorations and how you can benefit.
What Are Implant-Supported Dental Bridges?
A Prettau® dental implant bridge is a permanent tooth loss solution that can replace up to four adjacent teeth. This restoration can bridge the gap between missing teeth to restore your smile’s beauty and functionality.
Unlike traditional dental bridges, implant-supported bridges offer a lifelong solution that can combat jawbone deterioration. Topped with a natural-looking dental crown, implant bridges offer a durable and stable restoration.
When Are Dental Bridges Necessary?
Dental bridges are a great option for patients missing up to four adjacent teeth who don’t want to replace each tooth with a single dental implant. Dr. Munro recommends bridges to patients with:
- Missing teeth
- Severe tooth decay
- Significant teeth gaps
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are a stable and permanent solution to many missing teeth. With implants, you won’t have to worry about your dentures shifting or coming loose. Unlike traditional dentures, you also won’t need to constantly clean your dentures as implant-supported dentures aren’t removable. You’ll be able to enjoy a fully restored smile and strong bite again with this natural-looking restoration.
When Are Dentures Necessary?
Dr. Munro may recommend implant-supported dentures to patients with:
- Several missing teeth
- Ill-fitting traditional dentures
- Severely decayed or damaged teeth
Benefits of Dental Bridges and Dentures
Implant-supported dental bridges and dentures come with many advantages over their traditional alternatives, such as:
- Natural appearance
- Quick and minimally invasive procedure
- Restores ability to eat and speak with comfort
- Preserves proper bite alignment
- Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
- Prevents health complications
Benefits of Zirconia
While traditional bridges and dentures are made from porcelain, Dr. Munro prefers using zirconia for its unique advantages. Some benefits of zirconia include:
- Durable and long-lasting
Our Prettau® Bridge and Dentures Treatment Process
If you want to restore your smile with a dental bridge or dentures, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Munro. He’ll perform a thorough examination of your oral health and determine which solution will be best for you. He’ll also explain any supplemental procedures that will be involved in your treatment, if necessary.
After deciding which treatment will be most effective, Dr. Munro will affix four to six dental implants to your jaw. He’ll also provide a temporary restoration so you don’t have to live with gaps in your smile while the implants heal. During your healing period, your implant will fuse to your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration, providing a stable fit and eliminating the risk of jawbone deterioration.
As you recover, we’ll use the information from our iTero® 3D scanner to custom-design your Prettau Zirconia bridge or dentures. When your restoration is ready, you’ll return to our Pembroke office so Dr. Munro can attach your restoration to your implants. Depending on your individual needs, we can restore up to a full arch of missing teeth with these tooth loss solutions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Prettau® Zirconia bridge cost?
The exact cost of your Prettau® zirconia bridge depends on several factors, such as how many teeth you had replaced. Typically, a Prettau Zirconia bridge will cost more than a traditional porcelain bridge. However, the unique benefits and added strength of the zirconia material are well worth the investment.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Munro can provide you with a cost estimate. We recommend visiting our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment options.
How much do Prettau® Zirconia dentures cost?
Although Prettau Zirconia dentures aren’t as affordable as traditional dentures, many patients agree that the extra investment is worth it. The zirconia material is much more durable than porcelain, ensuring your dentures will function more like natural teeth and last longer. The extra-translucent appearance will also help your smile stand out in a crowd.
The cost of Prettau Zirconia dentures depends on several different factors including the number of teeth you’re replacing and the number of implants required for the procedure. Dr. Munro can provide you with a cost estimate at your initial consultation. Visit our financing page to learn more about our affordable payment options.
Why should I choose a zirconia restoration instead of porcelain?
Zirconia restorations offer unmatched strength and durability that will last you for many years to come. They typically last longer than porcelain restorations and have a bright, natural appearance.
For added convenience, zirconia is a bio-inert material that’s resistant to corrosion, meaning that it won’t trigger chemical reactions of any kind. Zirconia crowns and bridges also require less removal of your tooth enamel, allowing you to preserve more of your natural tooth structure.