You Want to Continue to Use Stock Abutments because they are Cheap? They Cause Expensive Preventable Complications Dr. Emil Svoboda

You Want to Continue to Use Stock Abutments because they are Cheap? They Cause Expensive Preventable Complications Dr. Emil Svoboda

Citation: Svoboda Emil LA. So, You Want to Continue to Use Stock Abutments because they are Cheap? They Cause Expensive Preventable Complications. Published to www.ReverseMargin.com. Aug 12th, 2019.

Why do I need to use special custom abutments for the restoration of my implants? I have been using stock abutments for a long time and I have cases that are 20 years old. I am not having any problems. Stock abutments are cheap, and I use the prosthesis to develop the emergence pro-file for the replacement teeth. Why should I pay extra money to a lab to make well designed custom parts? I would need to raise my prices and lose patients. There is only so much people can afford for implant treatment. I need to remain competitive! What is wrong with that?

You could have heard that coming out of my mouth years ago, after having placed and re-stored thousands of dental implants using stock abutment retainers. To my defense, things were a lot different then. Nobody seemed to understand how to control excess cement and many common problems like hyperocclusion, open and tight contacts, overhanging, under-extended, over-extended and open margins, and the causes of misfit implant-abutment and other connections. All these problems are known risk factors for treatment complications. Their causes seemed to be elu-sive and generally thought to be due to the clinician’s and/or lab technician’s inexperience or lack of care.

You Want to Continue to Use Stock Abutments because they are Cheap? They Cause Expensive Preventable Complications
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