Fixed Conometric Retention with CAD/CAM Conic Coupling Abutments and Prefabricated Syncone Caps: A Case Series

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. Mar/Apr 2018;38(2):277-280. doi: 10.11607/prd.3161.

Abstract

The conometric retention system was proposed and described as a predictable alternative to retain fixed implant-supported complete dentures and, more recently, to retain fixed partial restorations. Currently available studies describe a technique based on the Ankylos (Dentsply) implant system and stock conic coupling abutments. The purpose of this case series study is therefore to demonstrate the possibility of using Atlantis computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture technology to produce Conus abutments (Dentsply) and using the fixed conometric retention with other implant brands for which appropriate stock conic coupling abutments are not available.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Computer-Aided Design*
  • Dental Abutments*
  • Dental Implant-Abutment Design*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate

Substances

  • CMW cement
  • Polymethyl Methacrylate