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Implant Abutments


Dental Implant Abutments

Dental implants abutments, the same as both vital and non-vital teeth and roots are abutments that give the appearance of natural tooth replacement. The major differences between dental implant abutments and vital and non-vital teeth and roots are:

  • Lack of parallelism
  • Positioning
  • Mechanical adaptation requirements

The following options for implant abutment prosthetics are identical to natural dental implant abutments:

  • Fixed Bridges. Often requires segmentation and attachments for parallelism.
  • Fixed Detachable Bridges. “All on 4″ or “Hybrid” dentures.
  • Combination of Fixed and Removable. Often fixed bridgework may be implemented in the anterior region and a removable partial denture in the posterior. To avoid the negative esthetics and force distribution of clasp retention, precision implant attachments should be selected.
  • Removable Prosthesis

The most popular dental implant abutment used in implant dentistry is a Removable Prosthesis, due to ease of implant inspection, servicing, hygiene, and maintenance. Three approaches are available:

  1. Bars–provide outstanding stability, but take more space and require better patient hygiene. Hader Bars, Dolder Bars, Round Bars, Custom milled bars with attachments.
  2. Stud Overdentures–provide retention, allow for independent servicing, do not provide as much stability. Locator Attachment, Sphero Flex, Preci-Clix, and magnets.
  3. Magnets—Do not require parallelism, have no specific path of insertion and significantly reduce or eliminate the transfer of lateral loads or torquing of the abutments. Provides retention but not stability.