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Prosthodontic Planning and Procedures
Abutment Selection for Fixed Dental Prostheses
The selection of the most appropriate implant abutment is individual to the requirements of each patient situation. This Learning Pathway explains the function of abutments and provides an overview of abutment designs and materials for fixed dental prostheses. The Learning Pathway outlines a prosthodontically driven selection process, and case examples demonstrate use of standard and customized abutments in different clinical situations. This Learning Pathway also offers five consensus statements on abutments and an alternative view on the use of zirconium dioxide as an abutment material.
On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to…
define the function of implant abutments
identify different types of implant abutments
list different implant abutment materials and their indications
select abutments based on prosthodontic indications and planning