The Prettau®Bridge is named after region of Prettau in Northern Italy and was originated by Zirkonzahn the leader in Zirconia dental technology and the company is headquartered there, with its US base is in Atlanta. At The Facial Aesthetic Designers, John Heimke DMD MPH FAGD has formed a FAD Team of Restorative Dentist, Master Ceramist-Laboratory and Surgeon . When you look at every other available option in Implant Dentistry, Prettau has so many advantages. Compared to implant acrylic (Plastic) over-dentures, or any hybrid acrylic (Plastic) implant bridge, this is far superior. Dr Heimke and his FAD Team have committed to being one of leading Prettau®Bridge practices in the USA and Internationally. Clients have always come us to transform their lives, and with Prettau we feel we can serve the needs of the Full Arch Implant client optimally.

Many of our clients come to see us after pouring time, money, and energy into poor or mediocre designed Aesthetics, ineffective treatments and / or suffer from gum disease, cavities, root canals, and tooth-loss. These clients are often just ready,to move on to a clean slate and have Full Arch Dental Implants and a Screw Retained Bridge. Those who have had success with this treatment have gone from hiding toothless smiles, struggling through painful meals, and avoiding conversations to feeling whole again, regaining confidence in their appearance and their expressions. The Prettau® bridge is the longest lasting, most effective way to replace your missing teeth, bar none, and we are proud to offer it to our patients. Dr Heimke and his laboratories have undergone special training by Zirkonzahn, the parent company of Prettau and are uniquely qualified to deliver this incredible option. The Prettau Bridge dental protocol for dental implant systems is unique and involves computer generated CAD CAM designing and milling of the actual bridge out of zirconia, the hardest dental material available. The Prototype screw retained bridge is also milled and designed CAD CAM out of a specific plastic from Zirkonzahn. This unique dental step is integral to the Prettau protocol and sets this apart from every other technique available. Special stains made for the Prettau zirconia are also used as part of this dental implant protocol. This dental implant protocol from Zirkonzahn is time tested and unique. If you have missing teeth, have dentures or have endless dental problems, this is the ideal dental solution. John Heimke DMD and his FAD Team are convinced that no other option can compare.

John Heimke DMD MPH FAGD

What Is Zirconia?

Zircon (ZrSiO4) is a mineral belonging to the mineral class of Silicates, discovered in 1789 by M.H. Klaproth. It is mined from specific sands around the world. Zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) is a compound of the element zirconium occurring in nature and has already been used for 10-15 years in prosthetic dentistry due mainly to it’s high bending strength. Why Zirconia? Zirconia has a high resistance and is fully biocompatible. It is increasingly used in dentistry (posts, crowns, bridges and implants). The white basic color of Zirconia. Allows for amazing aesthetics in the areas of “Pink and White”, the Gums and Teeth to create a Fabulous “Natural look”. Its biotechnological characteristics enable the production of biocompatible, high-quality and aesthetic dental and implant reconstructions. Sintered Prettau Zirconia displays incredible density and smoothness. Therefore the material does not cause any wear on natural dentition. By contrast veneer porcelain (or even metal) will cause wear on natural dentition due to its highly porous structure which acts like sandpaper.
Since, Prettau is not acrylic (Plastic) or removable by the patient, it more closely replicates natural teeth. This zirconia material is made of a specifically made of Prettau zirconia, it is highly resistant to chipping or breakage believe that the dental restorations we provide you should not simply mask cosmetic flaws or conceal oral conditions. Each treatment you receive from us should be a step toward better health, greater happiness, and stronger self-esteem. Our desire to change your life with dental implants is exactly why Dr. Heimke offers the Prettau® Implant Bridge at his FAD Studio in Cleveland, Ohio. Offering Prettau® implants is just one example of how we are utilizing the best Dental Technology has to offer to go above and beyond, for our valued family of clients. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Heimke’s expertise in the Preattau® Implant Bridge contact or practice today at 888-255-3588 or or

John Heimke DMD MPH FAGD

Protocol for Making A Prettau Bridge

Built for Full Arch Dental Implants, the Prettau® Zirconia bridge is designed using CAD CAM technology. A Prototype Prettau bridge is created, prior to the Final with CAD CAM Milling, out of a high quality plastic from Zirkonzahn, the Prettau® parent company. This is Key to the success of your treatment, this unique step is what sets the Prettau® process apart from the rest, so all details can be worked out. Once the Prototype is approved, Dr.Heimke and his Lab will use CAD CAM Scan Technology to meticulously create an accurate computer-generated model of your Final Prosthesis. Your implant bridge will be custom-milled out of a block of Prettau Zirconia, the “Pink and White”, gums and teeth will be finalized and the Bridge will be delivered to you.

What’s Included in The Restorative Prettau Fee?

  • Consultations, Diagnostic Records, Treatment Planning & Design
  • Immediate Healing Bridge, Screwed-On
  • Prototype (PMMA) Prettau
  • Prettau® Ziconia Implant Bridge ZirkonZahn-Screwed-On
  • All Parts
  • Laboratory Fees
  • Taxes
  • Professional Fees (Dr.Heimke & Master Ceramist Fees)

Treatment TimeLine:

1-Consult Dr. Heimke and Implant Team
-Consult with Dr. Heimke’s Implant Surgeon
-CBCT Dental Scan
-Diagnostic Records, Treatment Planning & Design

2-2-3 weeks Later
-Implant Placement: Implant Surgeon & Dr Heimke
-Conversion Bridge Dr Heimke

3- 3-6 Months Later
-Post Op Oral Surgeon
-Fabricate Prettau Implant Bridge Dr Heimke

4-Post Op Fine tuning

John Heimke DMD MPH FAGD

Advantages of The Prettau® Implant Bridge-On Full Arch Implants

1-The Prettau® Implant Bridge is not just another dental implant option; it represents the future of tooth replacement technology in form, function, and aesthetics. The Prettau® Zirconia Bridge offers distinct advantages over other alternatives, which makes it the option of choice for eligible clients.

2-Many of our clients suffer from an allergy or other adverse reactions to metal, but this 100 percent biocompatible Zirconia restoration is metal-free, eliminating such risk. Note: Implants and Bridge interfaces made of titanium.

3-The un-matched strength of the Prettau® zirconia, means highly resistant to chipping and breakage.

4-Restoring your mouth with this groundbreaking treatment will dramatically improve your ability to chew, eat, and speak normally and comfortably. It will change your life on many levels.

5-Completely customizable to each patient’s needs and wants, the bridge can be molded to precisely fit your jaw and colored specifically to match your gums and the shade of white you prefer.

6-Easy to clean, plaque resistant, and does not hold odors

7-Affordable and High Value ( Cost Benefit) related to self -Esteem, longterm function and simple maintenance.