March 21st 2012
The set-up “Dr. Gause makes a compelling case for the utility of one-piece dental implants, particularly in sites with limited availability of mesial-distal (interdental) bone. Eliminating the implant-abutment interface with its screw retention necessarily increases the strength and stability of the implant and its prosthesis. The trade-off is reduced prosthetic flexibility, as the angulation of the ‘abutment’ portion of the single piece can only be modified by reduction.