Learn More About the Stages of Prettau® Bridge Placement
This is a summary of the basic prosthetic steps to create the Prettau® Implant Bridge. This is what we all learned in dental school and is in every dental textbook, but is summed up here as a reminder.
Deliver immediate denture and during implant healing verify and make adjustments to wax duplicate of immediate denture to verify VDO and set up. This wax duplicate will then be used to create the PMMA screw retained provisional.
Remove healing caps. Try not to have the implants more than 3mm below tissue.
Place open tray impression copings
Connect impression copings with floss
Connect over floss with dual cure flowable composite
Section each joint then re place flowable to allow for shrinkage
Take impression with Hager Mira Tray
Place analogs in impression
Try in verification jig supplied by TDL
Verify with Pan and feel for passivity. Place one screw and make sure it doesn’t rock.
Adjust wax set up duplicate and approve. This can occur during implant healing. Take photos of this.
Take index inside wax setup to capture implants. Inject into implants and denture
Try in PMMA temporary designed by TDL from approved wax up