Zirkonzahn's Georg Walcher, MDT, offers his step-by-step technique for rehabilitating an edentulous patient with implants and fixed Zirconia Prettau Bridges.
After steam cleaning, the titanium bases in the maxillary bridge (shown here) and the titanium...See more bar in the mandibular bridge were bonded to the zirconia structures with self-adhesive luting composite.
Since the titanium bar gave the restoration a high value and gray hue, the bar and attached...See more titanium bases were anodized with Titanium Spectral Colouring Anodizer to produce a biocompatible, gold-colored oxide layer with a warm tone.
The fit of the titanium bar was tested in the maxillary bridge. Once the fit was confirmed,...See more the gingival area and the anteriors were veneered with ICE Zirconia ceramic. In the anterior region, only vestibular ICE Zirconia dentines, effects and incisals were used; the incisal edge remained unveneered to avoid chipping. After stain and glaze firings, the restoration was complete.
Figures 7 & 8:
The bar was scanned and the mandibular bridge designed on screen. To ensure adequate...See more fit, function, esthetics and phonetics, temporary bridges were milled from Temp Basic resin (left photo) and veneered with gingival composites (right photo). The titanium bar and temporaries were sent to the dentist for the try-in
According to LMT’s 2012 Fee Survey, 42% of laboratories have more than one fee schedule. Here are the top three reasons why: (1) 48% Lower fee for high-volume clients; (2) 39% Fees for “high-end” restorations are higher than ones for conventional ones; (3) 39% Fees for “economy” restorations are lower than those for conventional ones
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