Prettau® Zirconia Bridges and Dentures in Pembroke
Standard dental implants aren’t always the best treatment option. For example, if you need to replace a full arch of missing teeth, placing that many individual implants can be very expensive and put detrimental stress on your jawbone. For patients missing several teeth or a full arch, we recommend an implant-supported dental bridge or dentures.
At Parkview Dental, we treat patients using the Prettau Zirconia system. Read on to learn the benefits of this system and how it can help your smile.
Zirconia is a white crystalline oxide of the chemical element Zirconium. Because of its low cost and durability, Zirconia has several advantages that elevate it above porcelain, including:
- More translucent
Prettau Implant Bridges and Dentures
Dr. Munro is proud to offer Prettau Zirconia implant-supported bridges and dentures for patients missing several teeth. If you’re considering one of these treatments, you can expect the process to follow these four simple steps:
The first step is for you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Munro. During this visit, he will thoroughly examine your oral health and identify the best restorative solution for you. He will also determine if any additional procedures are necessary to prepare you for implant placement.
Some patients will need to undergo supplemental treatments before receiving implants. If your jawbone isn’t dense enough to support implants, a bone grafting or sinus augmentation procedure can get you ready for surgery. During this stage, we’ll also remove any damaged teeth still in your mouth and treat any signs of gum disease or tooth decay.
Once Dr. Munro has signed off that your jawbone and gums are healthy, it’s time to place your implants. During this surgery, we’ll place four to six implant fixtures along your jawline. Once the fixtures are secure, we’ll attach a temporary crown, bridge, or denture. This temporary prosthetic will be left in place while your implants heal.
Restoration Design and Creation
As your implants heal and align with your jawbone, our team will design your Prettau Zirconia implant bridge or denture. At our practice in Pembroke, we have the technology to construct a 3D model of your smile. This allows Dr. Munro to place digital implants in your virtual smile and anticipate any potential complications.
Our technology also allows us to create restorations that fit the unique shape of each patient’s teeth. Once your bridge or denture is complete, we’ll attach it to your implants and complete the treatment process.