The Evolution from Stock to Custom Abutments Allows for a Better Prosthesis Design that can Control the Gingival Effects and thus the flow of Excess Cement Dr. Emil Svoboda
Citation: The Evolution from Stock to Custom Abutments Allows for a Better Prosthesis Design that can Control the Gingival Effects and thus the flow of Excess Cement. Emil L. A. Svoboda PhD, DDS, Published to ReverseMargin.com September 13, 2015
Abutments are devices used for attaching dental prosthetics to dental implants. Abutments used to retain fixed prosthetics are available in many configurations. These can be divided into two broad categories – 1) Stock or Standard Abutments and 2) Custom or Patient Specific Abutments. Perhaps this second group could also be called “Site Specific Abutments”, because they are actually custom designed and made for specific implant sites to optimize the desired prosthetic treatment. It became apparent during the research of this topic, that the transition from stock to custom abutments is similar to the evolution from stock to custom crowns.