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Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 5     1. May 2002
Quintessence Int 33 (2002), No. 5  (01.05.2002)

Page 383-388

Selection and modification of prefabricated implant abutments according to the desired restoration contour: A case report
Kourtis, Stefanos G.
Implant restorations must fulfill the functional and esthetic demands of the patient. The discrepancy in the diameters of an implant and a natural tooth often leads to compromise. The use of prefabricated abutments that can be individually modified offers certain advantages. Selection and modification of the abutment are simpler when a waxup of the restoration is used as a guideline. This article describes a laboratory technique in which the implant abutment is selected and modified according to the waxup of the restoration.