What is the torque value for … (prosthetic)?
The torque values for prosthetic components can be found in the Prosthetic Component Torque Guide.
What is the difference between a replica and an analog?
An analog is a term often used in the implant industry to represent one component being substituted for another.
Within Nobel Biocare, the substitution for the implants used in dental laboratory models is referred to as an implant replica. Likewise, the component used in the dental laboratory model as substitute for a Multi-unit Abutment is called an “Abutment Replica Multi-unit”.
Nobel Biocare also produces analogs, which are used for protection of the seating interface of either single unit abutments or multiple unit frameworks using Multi-unit Abutments.
For single unit abutments, or one piece temporary crowns processed to either a Temporary Abutment Plastic or Titanium, to protect the interface “Protection Analogs” representing the implant platform can be used. They are typically used with the “Handle for Protection Analogs” to make trimming and polishing of the restoration easier.
For multiple unit restorations using a framework made to Multi-unit Abutments the products are referred to as “Protection Analog Multi-unit”.
Are the Impression Copings Closed Tray Plastic radio-opaque?
Yes, the Impression Copings Closed Tray Plastic are radio-opaque.
Does Nobel Biocare offer all-plastic UCLA abutments?
No, because of the loss of precision with burn-out patterns and casting, the Nobel Biocare GoldAdapt has a precision gold alloy base machined to specifications for precise fit at the implant/abutment interface. There is a wax-pattern for the screw-access hole and any design of abutment may be waxed and cast to the GoldAdapt Abutment.
What material are the Multi-Unit Abutment replicas made of?
Multi-unit Abutment replicas are made of stainless steel.
What is the degree of taper of the Snappy Abutments?
Snappy Abutments have a 3-degree taper.
How can I tell which connection type an implant uses?
Please see the following images to help you identify the various current Nobel Biocare implant connection types: