Advances in Implant Dentistry – The Angulated Screw Channel
Until recently implant crowns in the anterior region required cementation for retention. Now with the introduction of the Angulated Screw Channel (ASC) abutment by Nobel Biocare it is possible to have screw retained restorations anywhere in the mouth despite implant angulation or bone morphology. Screw retained implant crowns may improve the soft tissue health around implants and facilitate the restorative process. This approach can greatly simplify the seating of crowns and abutments by allowing the laboratory technician to place the screw access channel in an optimal position. The new Omnigrip driver can apply 35nCM torque at up to 25 degrees off axis. The driver has a pick up function allowing screws to be handled much more easily.