“The full-contour zirconia and e.max look nearly identical, and a Select full-contour all-zirconia milled crown is comparable to the best porcelain fused to metal. They’re consistently very, very good, easy to cement and easy to work with.”

— Dr. Paul Cannariato

Implant Abutments and Restorations

 

Abutments

Abutments are the connection of the implant to the final restorations and are offered in two types:

 

Stock Abutments: which are manufactured by the implant company and modified by the laboratory to fit the case.
Two material choices:

    1. Titanium (maximum strength)
    2. Zirconia (provides increased esthetics)

 

Custom Abutments: designed and manufactured by the laboratory to fit the case.
Three material choices:

    1. Metal (titanium or cast gold/alloy)
    2. UCLA Type (cast alloy with ceramic applied to improve esthetics)
    3. Zirconia (provides increased esthetics)

 

Restorations

Crowns that are attached to an implant via an abutment.

 

Implant Crown (Available in Master/Original product levels)

 

Implant Bridge (Available in Master/Original product levels). These can be more complex and involve the addition of pink ceramic.
Two material choices:

    1. PFM (feldspathic ceramic on high noble or noble alloy)
    2. PF Zirconia (feldspathic ceramic on zirconia framework)