Abutment duplication – main task of modern age of development of prosthetic aspect of implantation. All research in the area of studying the nature of oral mucositis and periimplantitis is conflicting in its data. Hence, it is not possible to arrive at any conclusion as to what number of complications is related to the prosthetic stage of implantation.
At the same time there is no doubt that significant part of complications arises as a result of infection; the risk of infection is considerably increased in conditions of frequent extractions of healing caps or temporary abutments during clinical stages of implant restorations. These extractions are often accompanied by trauma, which results from damaging of a biological connection established between the titanium element of the suprastructure and the mucosa.
Naturally, the presence of trauma is a considerable risk factor in contamination. Many leading manufacturing companies of implant systems offer partial solution to this problem. It is through the use of so-called abutment replicas that are, per se, duplicates of standard abutments. This is only possible in cases when there is no need in additional custom handling and milling of abutments on models.
In cases of multiple or total implantation (with maximum number of bearing elements), the possibility of doing without custom preparation of most of the abutments is minimized because of diversity of clinical situations, peculiarities of maxilla correlation and desire to reach the maximum esthetic effect.
Undoubtedly, modern scanning machines and CAD-CAM technologies bring us closer to the possibility of custom manufacturing of identical abutments. Nevertheless, the use of these means does not sufficiently ensure solution of all existing problems. Besides, not in all the regions and not all the stomatologists can allow themselves to purchase expensive scanners and their software.
New ANALOYD design allows to use the concept of abutment duplication without the application of expensive technologies; it is affordable to all dentists and technicians and also significantly simplifies the laboratory and clinical stages of prosthesis on implants, and, mostimportantly, it is helpful to the patient.