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Integration of teeth in implant-supported removable dentures with Atlantis Conus abutments: A case report
The object of this presentation is to demonstrate the established Atlantis Conus Abutment-Overdenture (OD) system as a very important and useful therapeutic option for the prosthodontic restoration of the partially or completely edentulous patients. The Atlantis Conus Abutments are individually designed using the patented Atlantis VAD (Virtual Abutment Design) software. This ensures that all abutments and integrated teeth are parallel to each other.
Material and methods
When the patient presented himself in our dental practice, he has three remaining teeth in the upper jaw and one tooth in the lower jaw. In order to include the remaining teeth in the prosthodontic concept, he was treated with three Ankylos implants in the upper and four Ankylos implants in the lower jaw. We followed a delayed protocol with prosthodontic restoration after a four-month healing period post implantationem. In the presented case we used the Atlantis Conus Abutments together with prefabricated SynCone caps for the implants and gold telescopic crowns for the teeth in order to achieve optimal friction.
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Using the Atlantis Conus Abutments facilitates the integration of remaining teeth in a telescopic prosthesis because the virtual planning of the abutments ensures that all abutments and integrated teeth are on a parallel axis. The result is perfect friction of the overdenture. Using prefabricated telescopic SynCone caps is economical and convenient at the same time combined with the wearing comfort of a fixed bridge. As far as oral hygiene is concerned, the Ankylos SynCone concept is extremely patient-friendly. The implant supported telescopic prosthesis is very simple to handle and it can be removed easily for cleaning by older patients with limited manual dexterity. Due to the extraordinary stability, the users are satisfied and the prosthodontic concept has been a great success. Telescopic prostheses make it possible to integrate existing teeth and implants into the dental prosthesis and thus improve tactility.