What is the Lifespan of Prettau® Zirconia Restorations?

Prettau Zirconia Restorations Lifespan

Jun 20, 2015 — by Michael Tischler
Tags: Prettau Zirconia

A woman outside smilingThe team here at Tischler Dental are strong proponents of the Prettau® bridge as a solution to missing teeth. There are plenty of reasons why, and one of them is the strength of Prettau® zirconia.

Dentists have often asked us about the benefits of zirconia restorations and how they compare to traditional acrylic and porcelain materials. Let's use this opportunity to compare the lifespan of traditional restorations to the lifespan of Prettau® zirconia restorations.

The Average Lifespan of Traditional Restorations

Most traditional dental restorations that are made of porcelain or ceramic materials will last around 10 years tops. These materials, while relatively durable, are subject to a fair amount of serious wear and tear, and over time, this can lead to major issues with the structure of the restoration. After a while, a bridge or denture will need to be replaced or repaired to address this damage from regular use.

What Makes Prettau® Zirconia Different

Prettau® zirconia is fare more durable than the ceramics that are typically used for dental restorations and dental appliances. The Prettau® zirconia used for bridges and dentures is resistant to chipping an cracking, which means fewer issues with the strength and appearance of these Prettau® zirconia appliances when compared to other ceramic appliances.

As a material, zirconia has become increasingly popular in prosthetic dentistry due to its high bending strength and excellent appearance, and the fact that it is biocompatible as well.

Prettau® zirconia appliances:

  • Are resistant to chipping
  • Are resistant to cracking
  • Are resistant to staining
  • Contain no metal substructure
  • Customized to the needs of the patient

Aiming for a Great Smile That Lasts a Lifetime

Thanks to Prettau® zirconia, the team at Tischler Dental hopes to give patients smiles that last a lifetime. That's right--not 10 years, not 15 years, but an appliance that truly lasts. We believe in Prettau® zirconia that much, and the materials and craftsmanship back up our claims and hopes.

Durability, Strength, and Beauty for Restorations

We've spoken a great deal about the strength and durability of Prettau® zirconia, but we also want to emphasize the aesthetic benefits of the material as well. With no metal substructure, there is little chance for underlying grey discoloration, which mars many other kinds of dental appliances that strive for durability. With solid zirconia in place, a Prettau® bridge or restoration will look both completely natural and completely beautiful.

This combination of beauty and durability is what makes Prettau® zirconia appliances favored among dentists and patients alike.

Prettau® Zirconia: Is it right for my patients?

We believe that many practices and their patients would benefit from having Prettau® zirconia made available. It is such an exceptional material for dental restorations and solutions for missing teeth, particularly because these results can last a lifetime.

We'd be happy to provide you with further information about Prettau® zirconia if you would like to learn more about how it can change a person's life as well as enhance the success of your practice.

Learn More About the Benefits of Prettau® Zirconia

To learn more about Prettau® zirconia and how it can be of great benefit to your patients and your practice, we encourage you to contact our state-of-the-art dental lab today. The team here at Tischler Dental looks forward to your visit and going over these matters in greater detail.

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