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Trends in Implant Dentistry: Inclusive® Titanium Custom Abutments

Volume 6, Issue 2

The advantages of custom abutments, which establish the ideal gingival margins and emergence profile needed for a predictable and esthetic outcome, are becoming increasingly well-known among restorative doctors. Designed with precision using dental CAD software, the cervical portion of the custom abutment is contoured to conform precisely to the shape of the patient’s sulcus, facilitating […]

Monolithic Zirconia Restorations Over Low-Profile Titanium Abutments

Volume 5, Issue 3

Monolithic zirconia is increasingly popular as a replacement for traditional PFM implant restorations. Shaded restorations fabricated from monolithic materials such as BruxZir® Solid Zirconia exhibit great durability and esthetics. The rapid adoption and integration of CAD/CAM technology and the restorative flexibility of low-profile titanium abutments and copings are also driving this trend. A restorative protocol […]

Outsourcing Inclusive® Titanium Abutments Utilizing UCLA Plastic Abutments

Volume 1, Issue 1

Although in-house CAD/CAM systems can be extremely expensive, the benefits of digital implant dentistry are still accessible even without this large, upfront investment. Outsourcing of custom abutment fabrication achieves the same prosthetic outcome with little investment in equipment and training. Stock implant abutments lack the personalized contours that create ideal emergence profiles and marginal adaptation, […]

Which Custom Abutment and Why?

Volume 4, Issue 3

Custom implant abutments produced from titanium and zirconia are popular and affordable choices for cement-retained restorations. Advancements in dental CAD/CAM and manufacturing techniques make it possible to create patient-specific abutments that are both strong and esthetic.1 Custom abutments are available in three primary configurations: Figure 1: Because of their robustness and versatility, titanium abutments are […]

Best in Class: Inclusive® Custom Abutments

Volume 3, Issue 3

Over the past five years, the Implant department at Glidewell Laboratories has witnessed a tremendous rate of growth in the demand for its line of Inclusive® Custom Abutments (Fig. 1). By pioneering advancements in the computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques used to produce these patient-specific restorations, the laboratory has developed or refined processes that are […]

Trends in Implant Dentistry: Custom Abutments

Volume 3, Issue 2

With the large number of implant-borne cases fabricated at Glidewell Laboratories, it’s interesting to look at what types of restorations are being utilized and where. The many benefits of custom implant abutments • Proper support of the soft tissues • Creation of the emergence profile • Ideal placement of the margin • Angle correction as […]

Optimizing the Design of Zirconia Implant Abutments: A Finite Element Analysis

Volume 2, Issue 4

Introduction Esthetic concerns are essential for anterior tooth restorations. Zirconia is a widely used engineering ceramic considered to have high load strength and fracture toughness compared to other ceramic materials used in dentistry. It is also a highly biocompatible ceramic material less prone to discoloring the cervical soft tissues than metal abutments.1 Zirconia, like other […]

Implant Q&A: An Interview with Dr. Sascha Jovanovic

Volume 2, Issue 3

Dr. Bradley Bockhorst: Before we get started with the interview, can you share with us a little bit of background information on gIDE and about the studio where we are right now? Dr. Sascha Jovanovic: Of course. First of all, it’s a pleasure to be part of this interview. gIDE was started as a training, […]

Mechanical Testing of Inclusive® Custom Implant Abutments

Volume 1, Issue 1

Glidewell Laboratories offers three options for custom implant abutments under the Inclusive® brand: Titanium, Zirconia with Titanium Insert and All-Zirconia. We use your implant level impression and provide a tailor-made CAD/CAM solution that is fabricated to fit your patients’ individual needs. The margin and gingival contours are designed to ensure ideal soft and hard tissue […]

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