At Nobel Biocare we don’t develop individual products but entire solutions for fully functional, natural-looking results that aspire to last a lifetime. All components complement each other in a precisely harmonized system to help ensure long-term clinical performance and cost efficiency for both clinician and dental laboratory.
Designed and tested as complete systems
As a result, the appropriate test of any component is within the system it's part of. We conduct research and testing not only on individual components such as implants, abutments and
The importance of a perfect fit
Whether they're used with our implants or those from other manufacturers, all our restorations are designed for a precise fit between abutment and implant. Selecting an abutment with a precise fit is crucial for system performance, as it ensures that occlusal forces are distributed evenly. It also helps avoid uncontrolled peak stresses. Any mismatch can lead to extreme load and stress conditions that may cause individual components or the entire system to fail.
Why the clinical screw matters
Our abutments are delivered with a dedicated clinical screw that is optimized for the implant-abutment system that it’s part of. Depending on the abutment, connection type and platform size, screws come with or without a surface coating. The absence or presence of the coating and the coating type all impact the preload (the tensile force created when tightening the screw).
We select the most appropriate screw type for each and every implant-abutment system, ensuring a tight and stable fit for long-term performance.
Original vs. look-alike abutment screws - will you get the same result?
- Different macro design
- Different material
- Screw surface not optimized for the abutment type
- Poor screwdriver interface
Mismatching components can result in insufficient preload. This leads to increased motion between the system components, which causes screw loosening and component failures. In addition, poor screwdriver interfaces can cause problems when you need to remove the restoration.
Substitutes can put patients at risk
The use of substitute components means that the parameters governing system performance are no longer controlled. In the example of maximum joint compression, which defines the load that the implant collar can bear, a substitute may result in a force that is higher than the allowed maximum, causing the implant to fracture.
1 Saliba FM, Cardoso M, Torres MF, Teixeira AC, Lourenco EJ, Telles