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Prettau Zirconia Bridge in Mexico

The most aesthetic, durable and permanently attached Implant supported teeth replacement

For patients looking for a more durable option for their final Implant Supported Restoration the option would be a Prettau Zirconia Bridge. Here in our clinic we use Zirconia from Zirkonzahn and are able to design and mill a Full Prettau Bridge to be supported by Implants.

Prettau Zirconia Bridge
Prettau zirconia benefits

Benefits to use
Zirconia Superstructure

Natural Appearance
Stability
Wearing comfort
Excellent biocompatibility
Durability
Natural Appearance

Prettau zirconia has a translucent quality, like natural teeth. That gives it a distinct advantage over other materials in terms of aesthetics. Zirconia distinguishes itself through its extremely high translucency and perfectly natural appearance.

Stability

Prettau bridges are much more stable and actually form a supporting structure that minimizes any movement and stress on the implants.

Wearing comfort

Zirconia Bridges are more comfortable than other dental implant supported solutions.

Excellent biocompatibility

Zirconia offers a high compatibility with the human body. The material is metal-free and boast a biocompatible composition that can be well-tolerated by even patients with the highest levels of sensitivity.

Durability

Zirconia is stronger and much more durable than acrylic. You may never need repairs or maintenance, so it actually saves you money over time.

prettau zirconia bridges patient

Before and Afters

Most treatments are provided in two trips of 7 day stay in Cancun. Affordable Snap on Dentures without compromise.

before and after dental implant patient 01

Why get Zirconia Bridge in CDS

CLINICAL BENEFITS
  • Experience, expertise and innovation (more than 10,000 Treatments)

  • U.S. Licensed Dentist and Specialists in each area of Dentistry

  • Zirconia Implant Bridge – Prettau Full Arch Best Restoration Available

  • Most Largest Equipped Clinic in Mexico.

  • Protocols and Streamlined Processes for successful treatment in short time frames

  • Solutions for All Budgets and Cases

  • Written Guarantee and Warranty For Patients

  • Proven success rates in excess of 93% – Full Mouth Implant Treatments

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

We do not charge 3D CBCT X-Rays, Periapical X-Rays, Intra-Oral Scanning, Surgical Guides, Models, Medications, Transportation from the airport and hotel in Cancun, etc. These treatments require a State of the art facility with specific technologies to do these treatments accurately in short time frames.

DENTIST QUALIFICATIONS
Dentist quialifications

Dr. Irma Gavaldon D.D.S. M.S. A.E.G.D. is a graduated from two of the top Dental Schools in North America: UNAM, Mexico’s most recognized college, and the University of Michigan, where she received her AEGD (Advanced Educat in General Dentistry) in a 2-year program, plus her Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry.

EQUIPMENT & TECHNOLOGY

In order to diagnose, plan and execute this treatment correctly, Dental Offices need the following Equipment: 3D CBCT ExtraOral Panoramic X-Ray machine (a Carestream CS 9200 3D Machine in our office), Intraoral Scanners, NAVIDENT (Dinamic Navigation for Dental Implantation), Surgical Guides , totally equipped CAD/CAM Laboratory.

QUALITY MATERIAL
CAD/CAM milling zirconia disk

Zirconia is the result of a chemical process: the basis is zirconia sand, partially stabilized with yttrium and made into Zirconia blanks through a mechanical process. Among the dental ceramics available today, zirconium oxide is without any doubt the material with the highest flexural and tensile strength.

Zirconia Superstructure Cost in Mexico

Possibles Additional Costs

As result of dental valoration some additional treatments procedures can be happen.

Time Frames

Treatment and Stay in Cancun

Prettau Zirconia bridges require 2 visits to Cancun. The shortest time frame is about 5 months in the lower jaw and 7 months in the upper jaw. This includes surgeries and the placement of the denture. However, the process can last a year or more, especially if you need Bone Grafting or other preliminary procedures. Depending upon the health of the structures of soft and hard tissues in the mouth, one of two surgery approaches will be used:

  • Surgical Phase: Requires at least a 7 days stay in Cancun. The dentists’ surgically places in the implants and 6-month later  you will return to complete your treatment.
  • Restorative Phase: Requires at least a 8 days stay in Cancun. Three to six months later, a second surgery exposes the tops of the implants.
Time frames for Snap on Dentures

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Design & Manufacturing of
Prettau Zirconia Bridge

The Prettau Zirconia Bridge is designed and manufacturing in our in-House Laboratory using CAD/CAM Technology (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Milling), ensuring a precise fit. The advantage of this restoration is that Zirconia is very durable, so there are no worries about the bridge chipping or cracking on you. The Bridge sits on your gum line and has no palate.

To achieve true to natural aesthetics we use pink porcelain to represent the gingiva and in some cases put a thin layer of porcelain along with glaze and stain techniques applied by our Ceramicists.

CAD/CAM Milled Zirconia Disk
Zirconia Bridge milled in-house lab

Prettau Zirconia Bridge
before coming to Cancun Pre Ops

Stop Smoking
Stop Drinking
Make a list of all medications
Check your Refrigerator
Stop 2 weeks before until 2 weeks after surgery
Start 2 weks bofore until 2 weeks after surgery
Get proper nutrition and rest
Get all prescriptions filled
Stop Smoking
history 3 weeks before surgery

Smoking and Dental Implants don’t go together. Why did you lose your teeth / tooth in the first place. We know smoking can be difficult to quit but we insist that patients stop smoking at least 3 weeks prior to their Dental Implants. In rare cases we might ask you to quit sooner. Smoking can interfere with healing by constricting and decreasing blood flow all over the body which may prevent the wound from healing properly. Do not resume smoking after surgery until your dental surgeon authorizes it.

Stop Drinking
history 3 weeks before surgery

We know you will be on vacation and the all-inclusive bar might be tempting. Please try and stay away from alcohol consumption for a minimum of 5 days prior to your procedure. Alcohol causes increased bleeding, increases the chances of infection, depresses immune functions and may interfere with wound healing.

Make a list of all medications
history 3 weeks before surgery

(over-the-counter and prescribed)

Please check with your Physician about suspending any medication prior to arrival.

Our surgeon or patient counselor will instruct you about which medications you need temporarily discontinue during the weeks ahead of the placement of the implants.

Check your Refrigerator
history 3 weeks before surgery

It is important that you maintain a healthy diet. You will be on a soft mechanical diet or some form of a modified diet tailored to your surgery. It is important that you follow these instructions! It is a good idea to stock up on protein supplements like BOOST or Ensure. Various softer foods like well cooked pastas, eggs, soup / broths, and yogurt are also good ideas. We will provide you with a list of dietary suggestions in your post-op packet as well.

Stop 2 weeks before until 2 weeks after surgery
history 2 weeks before surgery
  • All products including the drugs listed on the enclosed insert.
  • All anti-inflammatory drugs used for arthritis. (Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing).
  • All anti-coagulants.
  • Vitamin E taken internally.
  • If a medication is in question, call our office nurse.

IMPORTANT! These products may cause excessive bleeding.

Start 2 weks bofore until 2 weeks after surgery
history 2 weeks before surgery
  • Take a Multivitamin tablet daily. Most multivitamins contain some form of vitamin E, however this is acceptable to take prior to surgery. We do ask that you refrain from taking additional vitamin E.
  • Take Vitamin A – 8,000-10,000 units, twice a day. This has well-documented beneficial effects on surgical healing and will also fuel your immune system.
  • Take Vitamin C – 1,000 mg., twice a day. This is essential for collagen synthesis, which is part of normal wound healing. Your need for Vitamin C will increase after surgery.
  • Take Pineapple enzyme (from a health food store), twice a day, this helps to relieve the swelling associated with surgery. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing.
Get proper nutrition and rest
history 1 week before until 2 weeks after surgery
  • Eat healthy, regular meals.
  • Eat 2 fruits and 3 green vegetables daily (per diet instructions).
  • Eat a small amount of protein at each meal.

IMPORTANT! Your diet can aid healing remarkably and reduce swelling and pain!

Get all prescriptions filled
history 1 week before surgery
  • You may begin taking topical anti inflammatory
  • Take every 8 hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
  • Continue taking Pineapple enzyme as directed every 12 hours between meals. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing. As an alternative, eat fresh pineapple.

Prettau Zirconia Bridge
Post Op Instructions

Oral Hygiene
Bleeding
Swelling
Medication / Pain
Diet
Activity
Food suggestions for first 6 weeks
Additional Information
Oral Hygiene

Standards of good oral hygiene are critical for the success and functionality of the implants and restoration. The best way to prevent infection and ensure healing is to keep your mouth clean. Clean your mouth thoroughly after each meal beginning the day after surgery. Use a soft bristle toothbrush and toothpaste after meals and at bedtime. A dental Waterpik is very useful to irrigate underneath the denture to flush out debris.

Bleeding

Minimal bleeding is expected after this implant procedure. The best way to stop bleeding is to place a damp piece of gauze in the mouth and gently bite for 30 minutes. Rest quietly with your head elevated. If bleeding continues, use gauze for an additional 30 minutes. Pink or blood-tinged saliva may be seen for 2-3 days following the surgery and does not indicate a problem. Suture material may last 2 to 3 weeks and should be left alone. Do not pull or cut the sutures yourself.

Swelling

Swelling is the body’s normal reaction to surgery and healing. The swelling will not become apparent until 24 hours after surgery and will not reach its peak for 2-3 days. After this time, the swelling should decrease but may persist for 7-10 days. Swelling may be minimized by the immediate use of ice packs. Apply the ice packs to the outside of the face 20 minutes on and then 20 minutes off while awake for the first 24 hours.

Medication / Pain

Unfortunately, most oral surgery is accompanied by some degree of discomfort. If you do not have an allergy to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications we recommend taking this prior to the local anesthetic wearing off. More severe pain may require a narcotic pain medication. Narcotic pain medication will make you drowsy, do not drive or operate mechanical machinery while taking the prescription. You may also be prescribed an antibacterial mouth rinse which should be used twice daily in the first two weeks following implant surgery. Post-operative antibiotics should be taken as directed and always take entire course of the prescription. All medications should not exceed the recommended dosage.

Diet

After General anesthetic or I.V. sedation, start with liquids. While numb, patients should avoid hot liquids or foods. Your food intake will be limited for the first few days, compensate for this by increasing your fluid intake. We recommend high protein shakes/smoothies (Ensure, Special K, etc.) as meal replacement supplements. Patients are restricted to a SOFT CHEW diet for the first 6 weeks… if food cannot be easily cut with a fork… DO NOT eat it!

Activity
history 48 hours after surgery

For the first 48 hours you should rest and relax with no physical activity. After 48 hours, you may resume activity as tolerated.

Food suggestions for first 6 weeks

Eat:

  • Jell-O
  • Pudding
  • Yogurt
  • Ice Cream
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Cream of Wheat / Oatmeal
  • Soups
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Fish
  • Pasta
  • Pancakes
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Applesauce

Drink:

  • Water
  • Juice
  • Ice Chips
  • Popsicles
  • Smoothies / Protein Shakes
  • Milkshakes
Additional Information
Add soft foods when numbness is gone / Increase diet as tolerated
  • If the corners of your mouth are stretched, they may dry and crack. Your lips should be kept moist with an ointment such as Vaseline.
  • Sore throats and pain when swallowing are not uncommon. The muscles get swollen and the normal act of swallowing can become painful. This will subside in 2 to 3 days.
  • Stiffness of the jaw muscles may cause difficulty in opening your mouth for a few days. Do not force your mouth open. Massage the muscles and apply moist heat.
  • With upper jaw implant treatment, you may develop bleeding from the nose. This is usually a temporary finding and will not persist past 2 to 3 days. Avoid blowing your nose for several days.
  • An appointment with your general dentist may be needed within a few days of surgery to make any adjustments to your temporary denture.
  • Your case is individual as no two mouths are alike. Discuss all questions or concerns with your oral surgeon or implant coordinator.

Patient Testimonials

Please watch what our patients have to say regarding their Zirconia Superstructure

Prettau Zirconia Bridge FAQs

What is Pretteau Bridge?
What is the difference between Acrylic, PFM and Zirconia?
How do I maintain a Pretteau Bridge?
How much does the Zirconia superstructure cost?
I have already had my implants placed, how long do I need to be in Cancun to complete the 2nd trip?
How can I pay?
Will I be toothless before I have my Zirconia Superstructure fitted?
Will I be in Pain when the Zirconia superstructure is fitted?
What is Pretteau Bridge?

This is a non-metal high quality ceramic material that is used to make some of the most durable and natural-looking dental restoration. Zirconia or Zirconium Dioxide is a non-porous material which exhibits the characteristic of both ceramic and metal it is stain-resistant and does not absorb odors. Zirconia is the strongest available denture material, and it can be made to look indistinguishable from natural teeth.

What is the difference between Acrylic, PFM and Zirconia?

Even though acrylic is lighter and less expensive, It is also a material that stains easily. PFM is 1 of the oldest methods of restoration. Due to the difference in strength between the porcelain and metal it is known to chip after time. Eventually, the metal starts to show through leaving a discolored look. Eventually, the metal starts to show through leaving a discolored look. Zirconia is exceptionally strong; a study of over 4 years surveying 110 patients shows a 99.8 success rate. To show the strength of Zirconia please view the next video

How do I maintain a Pretteau Bridge?

To maintain a Zirconia Superstructure is recommended to treat them as your own natural teeth. You must brush them daily and visit your local dentist for regular check-ups. They will remove the superstructure to clean any hard to reach areas. These measures will ensure you the superstructure lasts you a lifetime.

How much does the Zirconia superstructure cost?

To restore your surgical placed titanium implants with a 4 year warranty on your Prettau Zirconia Bridge a cost of as little as $6,400 USD per arch is all that is needed to complete and restore your smile.

I have already had my implants placed, how long do I need to be in Cancun to complete the 2nd trip?

To complete your restoration stage successfully a 9 day stay is recommended.

How can I pay?
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • Bank Transfer

Keep in mind that you will only pay for the work that is completed on each trip. It is not necessary to pay for the entire treatment on your first visit. This will help you save enough to have your Zirconia super structure fitted and still enjoy your stay while in Cancun.

Will I be toothless before I have my Zirconia Superstructure fitted?

To ensure the success of your Zirconia superstructure and the stability of the implants, during the Osseo-integration stage you will have healing dentures to wear. As the superstructure is strong in weight and character is not recommended placing them on implants that have been recently placed.

Will I be in Pain when the Zirconia superstructure is fitted?

As this is the final stage of your dental treatment, the painful part is over. You may experience a little discomfort once the abutments and the superstructure is placed, however in a short amount of time this discomfort will not be felt as you get use to your new full set of fixed and functional teeth.

Treatment Alternatives

Fixed Hybrid Dentures Alternative treatment

Fixed Hybrid Dentures

Fixed Hybrid Dentures are an ideal solution to Implant Supported Dentures. These Dentures can be used with as little as 4 Implants, keeping in mind that the more Implants the patient has, the better stability and load distribution the denture will have. These final Dentures are made for a patient on the restorative phase of the Implant process, once the Implants have osseointegrated properly.

Snap on Denture

Snap On Dentures

With the Snap on Denture a patient will have the advantage of having a Fixed Restoration that they are able to give maintenance to themselves. Meaning no need for visits to the Dentist for periodic denture cleanings. Snap on Dentures are used with a ball and housing concept.

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