An implant abutment is the part or component that serves as support and/or retention for a dental prosthesis. The selection of the implant abutment for each individual patient case is therefore an important part of the implant-prosthodontic treatment phase. In this module, we will discuss the function of implant abutments, different implant abutment types, different abutment materials and how to select an abutment based on a prosthodontically driven process.
After completing this ITI Academy Module, you should be able to…
define the function of implant abutments
identify different types of implant abutments
list different implant abutment materials and their indications
select abutments based on prosthodontic indications and planning