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What are Custom Abutments?

Custom abutments are prosthetic components used in dental implant restorations. They are designed to connect the implant fixture to the dental prosthesis, such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Unlike stock abutments, which come in standard sizes and shapes, custom abutments are individually fabricated to precisely fit a patient’s unique anatomy and aesthetic requirements.

Purpose and Advantages

Custom abutments offer several benefits compared to stock abutments or prefabricated options:

  • Precise fit: Custom abutments are designed to match the contours of the patient’s soft tissue and the specific angle and location of the implant. This precise fit promotes better aesthetics and helps achieve optimal function.
  • Improved aesthetics: Since custom abutments are tailored to each patient’s anatomy, they provide superior aesthetics compared to stock abutments. The customization allows for optimal emergence profile, natural gingival contour, and proper alignment with adjacent teeth.
  • Enhanced durability: Custom abutments are typically made from high-quality materials, such as titanium or zirconia, which offer excellent strength and durability. This ensures the long-term success of implant restoration.
  • Versatility: Custom abutments can be fabricated to accommodate various clinical situations, including cases with limited interocclusal space, angulated implants, or subgingival margins.
  • Improved hygiene: Custom abutments are designed with smooth surfaces and contours that facilitate proper oral hygiene practices, making them easier to clean compared to stock abutments.
Design and Fabrication Process

The fabrication of custom abutments involves a combination of digital technology and manual expertise. Here’s a general overview of the process:

  • Digital impression: An intraoral scanner captures a digital impression of the patient’s implant site, surrounding tissues, and adjacent teeth. This eliminates the need for traditional impression materials.
  • CAD design: The digital impression is used as the basis for creating a virtual 3D model. Using specialized CAD software, the dental technician designs the custom abutment, considering the patient’s anatomy, desired emergence profile, and other factors.
  • Milling or 3D printing: The designed abutment is either milled from a solid block of material using a computer numerical control (CNC) machine or 3D printed using a compatible dental-grade material.
  • Surface treatment: After milling or 3D printing, the custom abutment may undergo additional surface treatment processes, such as polishing or anodization, to enhance its aesthetics and biocompatibility.
  • Delivery and placement: Once the custom abutment is ready, it is delivered to the dentist for placement. The abutment is then connected to the dental implant, and the final restoration, such as a crown or bridge, is fabricated and attached to the abutment.

Custom abutments provide an excellent solution for achieving optimal aesthetics, function, and long-term success in dental implant restorations. They allow for personalized treatment and can significantly enhance patient satisfaction and overall treatment outcomes.

With our Bestfit Dental Studio, you can expect Quick Turnarounds and More!!
  • Customized Designs: We tailor the abutment design to match the specific requirements of each patient, ensuring a seamless fit and optimal aesthetics.
  • Superior Functionality: Our CAD designs prioritize functionality and long-term durability, ensuring that the final restoration performs effectively and withstands the demands of daily use.
  • Aesthetic Excellence: We pay meticulous attention to aesthetics, replicating the natural tooth contours and gum architecture to create a beautiful and harmonious smile.
  • Efficient Turnaround Time: Our streamlined CAD design process allows for quick turnaround times, minimizing patient waiting periods and ensuring timely treatment delivery.
  • Collaborative Approach: We work closely with dentists and dental labs to understand their unique needs and preferences, fostering a collaborative partnership to achieve the desired outcomes.

With Bestfit Dental CAD designing services, we strive to provide dentists and dental professionals with reliable and top-quality custom abutments that enhance patient satisfaction and treatment outcomes.

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