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Internal Taper

Description

Internal tapered attachments for implants allow for an abutment to be friction seated into the head of the implant. Screws are optional. There is no orientation for this type of implant.

 

Prosthetic Advantages

Some manufacturers tout these types of prosthetic attachments as being simpler to use because there are no screws involved.

 

Prosthetic Disadvantages

There is no way to accurately re-seat an abutment that has come loose or has been removed for any reason. Limited Prosthetic options. If the abutment post is on the thin side, fracture with an irretrievable element is a possibility.

2003 update: there are now several systems that allow for orientation of the abutment in the implant

 

Economics

Vary greatly from manufacturers to manufacturer.

 

Recommendations

These systems can prove very effective when used properly.

 

 

Contact Dr. Davidoff

S. Robert Davidoff, dmd, facp 3695 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33436
Suite #5
Phone: 561-734-0505
Fax: 561-734-0506
Cell: 561-212-4391
srobert@dental-implants.com
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