American Dental Implant Corporation
Assured Dental Lab
Bicon Dental Implants
Biohorizons Implant Systems, Inc.
Biomet 3I
Buckeye Medical Technologies Ltd
Dental Associates Lab
Dentsply Implants
Dentsply Sirona CAD/CAM
Drake Dental Laboratories, Inc.
Glidewell Laboratories
Implant Direct
Integrated Dental Systems
Nobel Biocare
Oco Biomedical
PREAT Corporation
Rhein83 Usa
Sterngold Dental, Llc
Straumann Usa Llc
Strauss Diamond Instruments Inc.
Sunstar Americas, Inc.
Whip Mix
Zest Dental Solutions
Zimmer Biomet


Dental abutments are connectors used to attach crowns, bridges or removable dentures to implant fixtures.

Implant abutments are classified according to the method of prosthesis retention (screw, cement or attachment device) and the method by which they are retained to the implant fixture or body (screw-in, friction-fit or cement). These abutment types are further categorized as straight or angled, describing the axial relationship between the abutment and the implant body, and as stock or custom (prepared via additive waxing and casting).

Abutments can be made of metal, zirconium or a combination of the two. While considered a highly effective option for many years, metal abutments are typically used posteriorly, since their dark color limits the choice of crown materials (the overlying crown is either metal-reinforced or opaque all-ceramic). For anterior use, where esthetics are more critical, abutments are usually made of tooth-colored zirconium-oxide or zirconium-oxide overlaid on a titanium base. This allows for the use of highly translucent, natural appearing all-ceramic crowns.

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  • Julie Cullen

    I’ll be needing an implant placed soon, so given my immersion in everything dental for almost 20 years, I began doing some research. It’s great that I have access to so many dentist friends to provide advice. One piece of the puzzle I’ve been looking at is the abutment. My dentist wants to do a custom abutment, but I’ve been asking questions...

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    Not sure what type of abutment is most appropriate for a particular implant case? PREAT has all the answers, and all the abutments. Here’s a quick primer on your options. Esthetic abutments: They’re specifically for single tooth implant restorations, come in angulations of 0 to 15°, and can be prepped by the dentist. UCLA abutments: These...

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  • Julie Cullen

    Working with a company that listens to your needs can make all the difference. And that’s what happened when PREAT Corporation developed the Cuff Height & Angulation Tool Set. PREAT received several calls from dentists asking how best to measure tissue cuff height and abutment angulation to determine what angle multiunit or esthetic abutment...

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  • Allison Walker

    Zimmer Plastic Temporary Abutments provide support for temporary restorations and provide an esthetic way to manage soft tissue during healing. They are made of tooth-colored polymer that can be modified and bonds well to other temporary materials. Zimmer Plastic Temporary Abutments are available in straight or angled configurations in multiple...

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  • Julie Schmitt

    Patients in need of implants often settle for a denture, which can be a poor substitute for natural teeth. ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers is on a mission to provide the edentulous population with an improved state of health and has opened 2 new implant centers in the U.S. Located in Alpharetta, GA and Ft. Washington, PA, the new implant...

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