Dr. Nugent uses custom abutments because he will be in control of all the parameters. Dr. Nugent will understand the patient’s bite, cosmetic requirements, anatomy of the supporting tissues, and condition of the nearby teeth. Furthermore, the abutment will be the foundation for a crown that must have optimal functional and cosmetic features. This necessitates close teamwork between the Dr. Nugent and laboratory.
Advantages of Custom Abutments:
1. Optimize tissue support– A well designed custom abutment and crown will support the overlying soft tissue. The tissue is a large part of the cosmetic and functional requirements for the new restoration. Better tissue around the crown translates into a more natural looking crown as well as one that can be easily cleaned by the patient.
2. Create proper margins– The custom abutment margin must be carefully positioned to keep gum tissue healthy and aesthetic.
3. Final crown anatomy– Implant dentistry is prosthetic driven. In other words, the whole process is geared at producing a functional and cosmetic tooth. The custom abutment can be made to support the ideal countered and shaped porcelain crown.
While prefabricated (stock) abutments are cheaper and quicker to do, they rarely provide the type of results that patients expect. Custom abutments are the best option for all dental implant crowns.
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