Abutment Options for Implants

1. Branded/original components

a. Preformed (does not apply for screw-retained restorations but options allow for cement-retained in lab with screw hole access. This will then function similar to a screw-retained restoration).

  • either zirconia or titanium
  • can be either straight/angled

b. Castable

  • plastic
  • Gold adapt

A range of alloy options are available.

c. Custom-milled ProceraTM (Nobel) CAD/CAM

  • Metal (titanium or cobalt chromium)
  • Zirconia

d. Titanium base and screw (not for all systems)

 

2. Generic

  • Custom-milled
  • Titanium-based
  • Preformed

 

Crown Abutment Customisation

  PFM PFZ FMZ Resin IPS e.max®
Cast Alloy One Piece ✓  - - ✓ 
(resin applied)
-
Cement-retained with screw hole access ✓ 
(but uncommon if dissimilar alloys)
✓  ✓ 
(but limited)
limited
Titanium-Base ✓ 
(but uncommon)
usual usual ✓  ✓ 
(but limited)
Custom Milled Yes
(Titanium, CoCr)
onto Titanium-Base onto Titanium-Base onto
Titanium-Base
(LavaTM Ultimate
Cad/Cam Restorative)
onto Titanium-Base

All abutment options can be modified to suit either cement-retained crowns or screw-retained crowns.