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July 11, 2017
By David A Burt, DDS
Supported by Jesse & Frichtel Dental Labs
The use of authentic components for the implant/abutment complex is critical to the success of implant restorations. These components help to ensure the precise fit of the abutment to the implant, prevent microgaps, and avoid unpredictable, negative sequelae that could affect implant treatment outcomes. If aftermarket or unauthentic implant components are used instead, the integrity of multiple aspects of the implant treatment can be compromised. This article reviews the characteristics and importance of the relationship between authentic, integrated implant system components and outlines the potential consequences that could arise from mixing aftermarket parts with other implant components.
About the Author
David A. Burt, DDS
Private Practice, Allentown, PA