Mechanical Joint of Abutment/Fixture Screw Interface in the Internal Dental Implant System
To investigate mechanical fitness of abutment/fixture screw interface in the internal dental implant system, internal connection type implants from AVANA(Osstem®), Bioplant(Cowell-Medi®), Dio(DIO®), Neoplant(Neobiotech®), systems were used in this study. Each group was acquired 2 fixtures at random. Two piece type abutment and one piece type abutment for use with each implant system were acquired. Screw was respectively used to hold a two piece type abutment to a implant fixture. All samples were cross-sectioned with grinder-polisher unit and all specimens were analyzed the interface phenomena between implant fixture/abutment/screw contact interfaces by using field emission scanning electron microscope(FE-SEM). Implant fixture/abutment/screw connection interfaces of internal connection systems made in Korea were in good condition. The results of the above study showed that materials and mechanical properties and quality of milling differed depending on their manufacturing companies.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
C. H. Chung et al., "Mechanical Joint of Abutment/Fixture Screw Interface in the Internal Dental Implant System", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 1417-1420, 2007