Prettau® Zirconia: The Ultimate Material for Dental Restorations
Prettau® Zirconia is rapidly becoming the gold standard in restorative dentistry. Known for its remarkable longevity and versatility, Prettau® Zirconia is considered the most durable material ever used in dentistry, and offers aesthetic beauty that is comparable to porcelain.
Prettau® Zirconia is the secret behind the increasingly popular Prettau® Zirconia Bridge, a teeth replacement appliance that attaches to dental implants and is considered by many to be the ultimate dental restoration. If you would like to find out more about Prettau® Zirconia and the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge, contact our Staten Island dental office today.
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Prettau® Zirconia: The Future of Dentistry
Prettau® Zirconia was invented by a dental technician in Europe in 2003. The basis of this material is zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), a compound of the element zirconium, which occurs in nature and has been used in prosthetic dentistry for more than 10 years. Prettau® Zirconia is 100% biocompatible with the human body, so there is no concern about toxicity, allergies or rejection.
Prettau® Zirconia is much stronger and more durable than acrylic, which is widely used for dental restorations, and it has the beautiful aesthetics of porcelain. It will never chip, crack or fracture, and because it is so smooth, it doesn’t cause wear on opposing tooth enamel. In addition, Prettau® Zirconia is more elastic than other ceramics and porcelain, so it offers increased stability when attached to dental implants.
Prettau® Zirconia is naturally translucent white, and can be stained and glazed to look like natural, luminous enamel. Because it is impermeable to fluids, Prettau® Zirconia doesn’t stain or absorb odors and bacteria. Restorations, including dental crowns made of this remarkable material, will always maintain their beautiful luster.
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Dental Implants and the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to replace tooth roots and support teeth restorations. The posts fuse with the jawbone and function as roots for dentures, crowns and dental bridges. Attached to the sturdy base, implant-supported restorations will not move or slip out of place, allowing patients to enjoy increased freedom as they eat and communicate in social situations.
At Staten Island Implant Dentist, we offer surgical placement of dental implants and custom restorations, including the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge. Dr. Alex Hecht has been placing and restoring dental implants for decades, and enjoys a reputation as an expert in this area of dentistry. He and Dr. Jason Hecht value patient satisfaction, and are very pleased to provide their patients with the option of the premium, state-of-the-art Prettau® Zirconia Bridge.
Artistically detailed to provide a luminous, natural took, this truly is the ultimate in beautiful, durable teeth replacement. Created in partnership with a specialized Prettau® lab, each computer-designed, custom bridge is milled out of a solid block of zirconia, and is fabricated with the highest possible standards for custom fit. The Prettau® Zirconia tooth restorations will not chip, break or stain, and you can expect them to last for many years. A full set of teeth naturally fills out the contours of the face, so patients look younger, and the aesthetics of this bridge are unmatched.
Find out more about why our dentists are so enthused about Prettau® Zirconia and the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge. Contact our office today and schedule a consultation.