Titanium abutment

A cementable implant restoration closely resembles a traditional cementable restoration and affords most of the time the best esthetic results.

Zirconia abutment

Minimum height requirement from the head of the implant to the opposing occlusal surface is 6 mm. Single crowns to a full arch restoration are possible. Another benefit of this type of restoration is that the implant does not have to be in a perfect position to work successfully. The draw back to a cementable restoration is the inherent irreversibility, unless temporary cement is used. Restorative material ranges from full gold, porcelain fused to metal, to any all ceramic restoration.


After installation of the abutment on to the implant in the patients mouth, the crown is delivered in the same fashion as any other cementable restoration. The cement or bonding material is chosen according to the restorative material (e.g. PFM, Lava a.o.). Expect to spend more time adjusting proximal and occlusal contacts because in most instances no temporary restoration was fabricated and adjacent teeth might have shifted from the time of impression taking to delivery.


The occlusal contact should be very light to just out of occlusion because the periodontal ligament of the remaining natural teeth allows the natural teeth to depress slightly during mastication in to their bony sockets and implants don't have a periodontal ligament to allow movement. Only one occlusal contact directly over the implant is recommended. No lateral interference of any kind to minimize off axis loading of the implant.