Choice of abutment I

Author Stefan Holst

When restoring implants with fixed crown and bridgework, the clinician faces a variety of implant abutments to choose from: Abutments made of different materials (metal or ceramics) and fabricated with different techniques (cast or CAD/CAM abutments). In this module, these treatment options are discussed in detail, including their esthetic, mechanical and biological impact and long-term performance.

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Total lectures time: 1 h 17 minutes

Assessment time: 30 minutes

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Biologics and Materials – soft tissue interface and material selection

Author Stefan Holst
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Manufacturing options and physical properties of abutments

Author Stefan Holst
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Clinical protocols and treatment considerations

Author Stefan Holst

To earn CE credits a lecture has to be watched completely and the referring exam needs to be passed. An exam is passed if at least 70% of all answers are correct.

After achievement a personal certificate is issued. It is valid 1 year. The certificate is anytime retrievable in the „My certificates“ area on Dental Campus.

The exam can be repeated 4 times. Each re-examination can be taken after anytime.

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Learning objectives

Learning objectives

After completing this module you should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the interface between the restoration and the soft tissue
  • Describe the impact of material selection on the stability of peri-implant tissue architecture
  • Discuss indications and limitations and associated risks when selecting different abutment materials
  • Understand the impact of manufacturing quality on the long-term performance of abutments
  • Know the broad range of treatment options depending on the clinical situation and level of experience
  • Understand the scientific knowledge gap on ideal abutment contour and design

This content has been reviewed by 13th of January 2020.

Disclaimer: The content provider of this e-learning module declares no relevant financial relationship related to any commercial product(s) or service(s) discussed in the presentations that create a conflict of interest.