Stone Dental Lab
Fixed Implant Restorations
All implants require some type of abutment be screwed onto them ( Removable restorations often require attachments instead, such as Locator attachments). Abutments are classified as cementable orscrew-retained, depending on whether the restoration will be cemented on or screwed on. Abutments range from straight stock titanium versions to custom zirconia versions. Most restorations will require a Soft Tissue Analog Model be fabricated.
All implant manufacturers offer a selection of stock ( off the shelf) abutments, usually in titanium. They are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and the lab must pay the same prices as you do. You are welcome to provide your own abutments and avoid any mark-up. Abutments that require adjustments will be billed accordingly.
Stock Abutments all have one characteristic in common- they are round, and teeth are not round! Therefore, the stock abutment is often not the best choice for your patient. Stock Abutments often place the crown margins too deep, making it difficult for you to ensure that all cement has been removed. They also limit the amount of contouring the technician is able to accomplish.
Custom Abutments, whether metal or metal free, allow the technician to control the root/tooth form ( emergence profile) and the placement of, as well as the depth of, the margin. This ensures that the cement can be easily removed, as well as allowing proper biologic and esthetic contouring.
Abutment Crowns ( screw-retained crowns ) function as both the abutment and the crown! The Abutment Crown allows the technician to effectively control the the emergence profile, and eliminates the cement line altogether. They do have a screw access hole that will need to be filled.
Usually, a metal based restoration will require a metal abutment, and a metal free restoration will require a ceramic abutment. The exception is placing a fc zirconia over a titanium abutment.
When the dentist is able to place their own abutment and take a regular c&b impression, a Soft Tissue Analog Model (STAM) may not be required. If we can treat it as a regular ( stone die ) crown, there will be no extra charges. All other cases will require a STAM.
Full Cast Crown $94.+ alloy
Traditional method, however a plastic coping is fabricated before waxing. All alloys from full cast section above can be utilized.
Porcelain Fused to Tilite $ 176.
Porcelain Fused to Gold or Palladium $162.+ alloy
Traditional method, however a plastic coping is fabricated before waxing.
Full Contour Zirconia $149.
Digital method. Can be used on a metal abutment, but the translucency will allow the metal to grey the crown somewhat.
Porcelain Fused to Zirconia $189.
Digital framework, hand stacked porcelain. Framework zirconia blocks out the metal, and porcelain makes it beautiful.
eMax Layered Facial $169.
Requires MO or HO to block out metal, and hand layering to provide translucency.