Cementable Abutments

Hi, I’m Dr. Todd Shatkin and welcome to this Monday Morning Minute. Today we’re going to talk about cement over abutments. Now some of you like to cement the crowns right to the O-ball and square, which is pretty much the way I do most of my cases. But occasionally you want to use a cement over abutment.

The reason I use those occasionally is if I need to make the implant longer, the a clinical crown longer. So as you can see here’s, an example of a mini implant with a ball and square. If the tissue is here and you’ve got a long clinical crown like a central incisor, and you need to make that clinical crown area longer, use a cement over abutment to make it longer so you have more to grab onto and cement to. The other reason you might want to use a cement over abutment is for a changing of the emergence profile. So we also have these in different widths.

We have a wider one for posterior teeth, narrower ones for anterior teeth. We also have an angled cementable abutment if you need to correct the angulation. We can have a 15 degree angled abutment. So it’s very easy. There’s a little hole in the top of this abutment.

So all you do is you fill the abutment up with our Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® Resin cement, fill the hole here, dry everything on the implant real well and squeeze it onto the implant. The extra cement will come right out the top of the hole and just clean it off and let it harden for three minutes. And now you’ve got your cemented abutment in place. After it’s cemented in place, you can prep this with copious irrigation, shape it to whatever shape you need, and then take your regular crown and bridge impression. Make your temporary crown on there and you’re good to go.

Just like standard crown and bridge. So today we just talked about cementable abutments. We have those available for you in a straight, an angled and a wide platform. You can order yours today if you’d like to use cement over abutments. And the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® Resin cement, of course, is always available for you at ,Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® I look forward to talking to you next Monday morning.