When you need to replace a missing tooth, your new tooth should blend in seamlessly and look fabulous. That’s exactly the result you can look forward to with dental implants, and that’s only one of several reasons why implants are the best choice.
DID YOU KNOW THAT ORAL HEALTH IS A MAJOR FACTOR OF GOOD GENERAL HEALTH?
Replacing your missing teeth with dental implants and implant retained teeth may allow you to live your life more fully. When your treatment is complete you should be able to chew and speak and socialize without experiencing the negative emotions that having missing teeth or hard to wear dentures can sometimes cause.
BENEFITS OF THE AP BRIDGE RESTORATION
With this state of the art metal free fixed restoration you can count on:
A natural looking, beautiful smile
The ability to chew all the food you love
Normal speech, no more lisping or spitting
Good facial contours based on a supportive underlying restoration
No accidental loosening or embarrassing situations
Stability of bone, minimizing future bone loss
Removable only by your dentist for possible repairs or adjustments
Ease of dental hygiene and healthy gums
More affordable than metal based restorations
More biocompatibility with Zirconia in place of other conventional materials (metal and acrylic)
THE AP ZIRCONIA BRIDGE LABORATORY PROCESS
Milling a bar in zirconia offers a variety of advantages compared to its counterparts made in metal. A passive fit of the bar is essential,which will be verified at a try-in appointment, or “Frame Stage”.
Adjustments to the fit of the bar can be made chairside with light-cured composite material thus eliminating the inacurracies of soldering. With a thorough milling procedure and controlled sintering process the bar is made to fit accurately at the implant level. The bar can be milled parallel or with a 2 degree taper, providing for a “Friction Fit” of the super-and sub-strucure.
Metal housings for the screws are drilled into the zirconia before the sintering process. Set screws are utilized to lock the AP Bridge in its final position. The set screws are positioned for ease of retrievability. The super-structure is made to near-full contour,then the porcelain layer, approximately 1mm thick, is pressed onto the zirconia.
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