What Are Prettau Bridges?

Prettau bridges are implant bridges designed to look, function, and last like natural teeth. They have an advanced ceramic that looks like natural teeth but is stronger than titanium. The function comes partly from the strength, but also from the fact that the bridge is fastened to dental implants. Either four or six implants secure the bridge to the jawbone, which lets it function like natural teeth. With the incredible strength, they can endure a significant amount of force before wearing, cracking, or chipping.

Who Is a Candidate for Prettau Bridges?

The appearance and performance makes them very appealing, and many people ask about them. You are a candidate if you:

  • Have lost or are losing all teeth in one or both arches
  • Have enough jawbone to support implants
  • Are looking for a premium tooth replacement

They are designed to replace all your teeth in a single arch (either the top teeth or the bottom). If you have lost all these teeth or only have a few that are ready to be removed, Prettau bridges might be right for you.

Prettau bridges depend on your jawbone for support. If you have had bad gum disease or have been wearing traditional dentures for a while, you might need a bone graft to build up the support. During your consultation, Rochester Hills restorative dentist Dr. Wolfe will evaluate your jawbone. He will let you know if you need this procedure.

The material and workmanship set them apart from traditional dentures as well as other implant dentures. This means they cost more than other tooth replacement options.

Benefits

Prettau bridges are a premium tooth replacement option for people who want a smile that’s fully equipped with the latest technology. People who invest in them enjoy:

  • Beautiful smile
  • Great biting and chewing strength
  • Stability
  • Durability
  • Easy hygiene
  • Stain and odor resistance
  • Hypoallergenic restoration

While beautifully designed, they look more natural than traditional plastic dentures. They even stand apart from other ceramic dentures because of their unique aesthetic process.

Because Prettau bridges are secured with four to six dental implants and are very strong, they let you bite and chew as well as natural teeth. You don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods with these implant dentures. These bridges use the right number of implants to get maximum stability.

Prettau bridges are made of monolithic zirconia. This means that not only is the material extremely strong, but it also doesn’t have many interfaces with other materials: no cosmetic facades or structural inserts. Since interfaces breed defects and stresses, this helps make Prettau bridges more durable.

The advanced ceramic and impermeable glaze makes them easy to clean. Foods and bacteria slide right off, which keeps the bridge from staining or gaining a smell.

Finally, while some people are allergic to the plastic used in traditional dentures, these are hypoallergenic and unlikely to cause a reaction.

Considering Prettau Bridges in Rochester Hills?

If you are looking for a truly elite tooth replacement option, then you should be considering Prettau bridges. To learn more about the benefits of this tooth replacement, please call (248) 651-0897 today for an appointment with restorative dentist Dr. Matthew Wolfe at Signature Dentistry of Rochester in Rochester Hills.