Externally hexed implants, abutments, and transfer devices: a comprehensive overview

Implant Dent. 1992 Winter;1(4):273-82. doi: 10.1097/00008505-199200140-00009.


An extensive overview of dental implant abutments for coronally hexed implants is presented. Abutment technology, indications, and contraindications for abutments are discussed. Various implant designs from 16 commercial manufacturers with over 64 abutment variations and transfer concepts are illustrated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Dental Abutments*
  • Dental Alloys / chemistry
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Pins*
  • Dental Prosthesis Retention / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Titanium / chemistry


  • Dental Alloys
  • Dental Implants
  • Titanium