Argentina Market Report for Final Abutments 2017 - MedCore

Argentina Market Report for Final Abutments 2017 - MedCore

  • March 2017 •
  • 265 pages •
  • Report ID: 4759861 •
  • Format: PDF

General Report Contents
- Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
- Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
- Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
- Section on recent mergers & acquisitions

The abutment market is segmented in terms of its production method. Abutments are predominantly pre-made and offered as a ‘stock’ abutment. Stock abutments represent the traditional abutment product and are popular because they are relatively inexpensive and efficient. Although the use of prefabricated abutments can be highly successful, less than ideal implant placement and soft tissue architecture problems can limit their application. In situations where stock abutments cannot establish proper margin definition and or develop the emergence profile, custom abutments are required.

Custom cast abutments (CCA) or universal clearance-limited abutments (UCLA) have long been workhorses in implant dentistry. These are the original ‘custom’ abutments and are typically of ‘gold plastic’ material. These abutments are created in a lab, based on an impression taken of all three planes of space surrounding the implant position. The impression is transferred directly to the laboratory where the technician fabricates a stone or plaster model and places in it an implant analog. This model and analog precisely replicates the clinical orientation and position of the implant as obtained directly from the patient's mouth. A prefabricated plastic waxing sleeve is placed in the analog and is then sculpted by the technician in wax to establish proper internal fit and adaptation to the implant platform. The technician then refines the wax pattern to permit the development of optimal contours and emergence profile of the abutment as well as the future implant restoration.

A final abutment is a metal piece that connects to a dental implant via an abutment screw. The abutment further functions as a connector between the implant and final outer crown placed on top of the implant. Often times, a provincial abutment is administered, but ultimately it must be replaced by a final abutment to ensure a permanent solution. Abutments are offered in a variety of material types ranging including titanium, steel, ceramic, zirconia and even gold.

Scope: 2013-2023