Solid Abutment System

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 06/20/2013
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The Solid Abutment System features a simplified protocol with an abutment that handles like a natural-tooth preparation.

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The Solid Abutment System is the cornerstone of Straumann?s Tissue-Level restorative portfolio. The system is designed for cement-retained crown and bridge restorations in any tooth position. However, because of the ease of restorative access, many clinicians favor the Solid Abutment System for posterior implant cases. Temporary crown delivery and impression taking with the Solid Abutment System is straightforward and requires only a minimum number of components.

Simplicity

Offering clinicians a smooth transition to implant dentistry with its similarity to a natural-tooth crown preparation, the Solid Abutment System is designed to build clinician confidence when restoring implants. Straumann?s All-In-One Set contains the abutment and all necessary prosthetic components for final restorations, lowering cost while increasing efficiency. A unique color-coded design easily identifies each set in the product portfolio. The Solid Abutment System incorporates a Morse taper connection for a secure, friction fit and they torque into the implant at 35 Ncm, regardless of final abutment or platform type. The Solid Abutment System comes in versions for Narrow Neck CrossFit (NNC), Regular Neck (RN), and Wide Neck (WN) implants, and a variety of temporary restoration components are available.

Systematic Versatility

The Tissue-Level implant restorative process follows a predictable and proven workflow. Available in short and long versions, the Solid Abutment driver (identified by the mark ?SO? for SOlid) is used to place the NNC and RN Solid abutments and fits precisely over them. By lining up the groove of the abutment with the black line on the driver shaft, the abutment is frictionally retained to the driver and ready for delivery. The Screw Carrying-System (SCS) screwdriver?available in 3 lengths?is used to place the WN Solid Abutments. Its star-shaped tip fits into the coronal opening of the WN Solid Abutment. Through its conical design, the SCS screwdriver allows for easy handling in clinical situations by creating a friction fit with the abutment. The ratchet and torque control device are used in combination with the appropriate driver to torque the Solid abutments to 35 Ncm. To take the impression of the Solid Abutment, simply place the appropriate white impression cap over the abutment and ?snap? it onto the implant shoulder. Next, place the positioning cylinder component in the impression cap to enable a record of the flat side of the abutment. Then, take the impression using an elastomeric impression material (eg, polyvinyl siloxane) and pick up the transfer components in the impression. This impression technique is reported to be simpler and more straightforward than packing cord with a conventional crown and bridge. To temporize the Solid Abutment, Straumann offers the Solid Abutment temporary coping, which is made out of a polymer acrylic. Protective caps are also available for nonesthetic areas that cover and protect the Solid Abutment until the final restoration is delivered. Available in different heights that correspond to the coronal height of the abutment, the protective caps are cemented over the Solid Abutments with temporary cement.

When the Tissue-Level protocol is indicated, the Solid abutment provides a versatile, reliable, and simple option for restorative treatment. Gainesville, FL, prosthodontist Dr. Frank E. Lozano is a Solid Abutment user. ?Solid Abutments simplify the complex. The Solid Abutment portfolio gives me an option to restore patients? function in a cost-effective, predictable manner,? he said. ?Whether it?s abutment placement, temporization, impression taking, or lab processes, the Solid Abutment system is an efficient choice for my practice and my patients.?

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