Should I Get an Acrylic Bridge or a Full-Arch Zirconia Bridge?
Millions of Americans are searching for the best way to replace their missing and failing teeth. A full-arch permanent bridge that is anchored to a set of dental implants is the perfect solution for many patients. The implants provide a permanent attachment foundation for the bridge which replaces the full set of teeth and gums on upper and lower jaws. Most bridges are made in one of two ways:
- Liquid acrylic resin is poured into a mold and, once it hardens, the casting is removed, traditional denture teeth are added, and the bridge is attached to the implants.
- The full-arch Prettau® Bridge is precision-milled from a solid block of Prettau® Zirconia, hand-colored and polished to match natural teeth and gums, and anchored to the implants.
The implants serve the same function for both types of solutions, but the difference in the materials used to make the bridge significantly affects its final look, feel, and performance over time. Remember, the bridge itself must stand up to the daily wear and tear of eating and talking. It should look natural, be comfortable, and stand up to wear and tear without cracking, chipping, or staining. So how do you choose between acrylic and Prettau® Zirconia?