Prettau® Zirconia Bridge is the Ultimate Dental Restoration

Our Staten Island dental office is proud to bring patients the very latest in state-of-the art dentistry. The Prettau® Zirconia Bridge has become increasingly known as the ultimate dental restoration for patients who have experienced tooth loss. With unsurpassed durability, elasticity and aesthetic beauty, this implant-supported bridge is truly the optimal solution to missing teeth.

It is difficult to enjoy life to the fullest if you have gaps in your smile, or if you struggle with an ill-fitting dental appliance. Find out more about the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge by contacting the office of Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist today.


Video: The Prettau Implant Bridge

Made of beautiful, durable Zirconia, the Prettau implant bridge is the most technologically advanced bridge restoration on the market today. There's no need to put up with missing teeth or a failing appliance that chips or stains. The Prettau bridge will give you permanent freedom to eat what you want and smile with complete confidence.

About Prettau® Zirconia

Prettau® Zirconia is a ceramic material invented in Europe in 2003. Completely biocompatible with the human body, Prettau® Zirconia is uniquely strong and durable. It is considered to be the most solid material used in dentistry today, yet has higher elasticity than acrylic or porcelain. Naturally luminous and white in color, Prettau® Zirconia provides an ideal surface to paint and glaze, achieving a beautiful aesthetic for teeth restoration.

The Prettau® Zirconia Implant Bridge

The Prettau® Zirconia Bridge is created to attach to dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium posts that the dentist surgically places in the patient’s jawbone. The implants fuse to the bone to become part of the permanent structure of the jaw. They function as roots for your dental restorations, securely holding them in place so they can’t move or slip.

Because of the elastic properties of Prettau® Zirconia, the bridge offers superior stability when attached to dental implants. The Prettau® bridge is unique in that the teeth and entire structure are created out of the zirconia, so there are no metal components. The white base is colored with special Prettau® “colour liquids” to create a beautiful, natural look.The zirconia will not chip, crack or fracture, and also will not stain. The material is impermeable to fluids, so your bridge will not become discolored by dark liquids, nor will it absorb odors or bacteria. And, while porcelain and metal can sometimes abrade opposing teeth, your smooth, Prettau® Zirconia bridge will not damage enamel.

Prettau Zirconia Implant Bridge Results

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Example Prettau Bridge

Creating Your Bridge

The Prettau® Implant Bridge is designed with computer-aided drafting and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology, and then milled out of a solid block of zirconia. The dentist uses 3D technology to plan placement of your implants and to ensure a precise fit for the restoration. With more than three decades of experience, Dr. Alex Hecht is an expert at placing and restoring dental implants.

When your virtual appliance is ready, the computerized model is sent to a specialized Prettau® lab, where your custom bridge will be fabricated by highly trained technicians.The unique Prettau® process includes the creation of a temporary bridge, which is an exact copy made out of hard plastic worn by the patient for a short testing period. When the dentist and patient decide this replica has the right fit and aesthetics, the permanent bridge is created. A bonus of this process is that the patient keeps the temporary bridge to use as a backup if service is ever needed for their permanent appliance.

The End Result

In our experience, patients love the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge. The beautiful teeth restorations gleam with bright, natural-looking luster, and add structure to the face, filling out wrinkles around the mouth. The result is a more youthful appearance, along with the restored function of your smile!

Contact Our Office

If missing teeth or an unsatisfying prosthetic are impacting your quality of life, don’t hesitate to investigate the benefits of the Prettau® Zirconia Bridge for yourself. Schedule a consultation with our dentists today.

Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht

Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist

Our family-run practice, led by Dr. Alex Hecht and Dr. Jason Hecht, is guided by compassionate and genuine care for our patients. Several distinctions set us apart:

  • Creating beautiful smiles since 1978
  • One of the largest practices in the region
  • Excellence in treating even the most complex cases
  • Advanced cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner
  • Dedication to continuing education
  • Incorporation of the latest techniques

To set up a consultation or learn more about our services, reach out to our office online or call (718) 705-4434.

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