How to choose the correct Dental Multi-units abutments? Screw-retained restoration case
Today’s case involves a screw-retained restoration on multi-units where different types of Multi-units were chosen and an explanation of why each type of Multi-unit was chosen.
The case offered a problem since the doctor didn’t know what type of scan abutment to use. If he were to use an angulated type of Multi-unit, he would have a buccal bulge which would leave food residues, plaque, and inflammation around the area If he were to use the straight type, a problem can arise due to the extreme angle of the Multi-unit.
To tackle the problem, it was decided to take impressions on an implant-level abutment and to give the technician an option to choose the type of the Multi-units. The technician could choose angulated ones or straight ones and tell the doctor which of them fit the best. In many cases in dentistry, the doctor doesn’t know what fits the best, but later on, when the technician sees it on the computer he knows exactly what to do.
The case solution included three types of scan abutments of which some were Multi-unit level scan abutments and some were implant-level scan abutments. Additionally, it involved the usage of small sleeves because there was not enough space.
The solution was aesthetically pleasant where the screw channel wasn’t seen. Additionally, there was no buccal bulge as everything was done in accordance with the technician’s choices.