DESS® multiunit abutment tops come in two sizes, regular platform (RP) and wide platform (WP).
WP is only used in Nobel Brånemark® compatible parts. These abutments require a Final DLC Multiunit (WP) Screw with their 5.0mmD.
RP multiunit abutment tops have a 4.8mmD and use M1.4 screw threads. Systems with this platform type include:
- 3i Biomet Certain® Low Profile
- 3i Osseotite® External Hex
- Astra EV® Multibase
- Blue Sky Bio® (BSB)
- BioHorizons® Internal Hex
- BioHorizons® External Hex
- DESS® Multiunits
- Megagen Anyridge®
- Neodent GM®
- Nobel Active®
- Nobel Brånemark®
- Nobel Replace®
- Noris Medical®
Multiunit abutment tops can be found under On Top of Multiunit Components. These parts fit on top of the connections listed above, in addition to Keystone Dental® Group's Genesis and Prima lines.
Because the Straumann® Screw-retained Abutment (SRA) has slightly different dimensions than the systems listed above, these can be found under On Top of SRA Components.
DESS® has two scan bodies available for multiunit RP abutment tops: Lab and Intraoral. Both scan bodies are reusable and autoclavable, while the intraoral scan body can be used in both the mouth and lab scanner.
Implant Connections, Screws, & Drivers
Once you've processed your scan, proceed with one of following:
- DESS® Non Engaging Multiunit Ti Base (RP)
- Multi Direct or Multiunit Direct
These are typically used to make a titanium bar that connects directly to the multiunit. The screws and drivers listed below will work for these connections:
This connects with the Straumann® Torx Driver or our ANGLEBase® Latch Style Driver. The ANGLEBase® driver is only needed when angulating the screw access hole.
- DESS® Multi Temporary
However, temporary restorations that do not use a Ti Base, along with temporary zirconia crowns and bridges, require a Long Screw for an Angulated Screw Channel (this is sold exclusively as a bulk item in packs of 10) and ANGLEBase® Latch Style Driver.
Although traditional and multiunit screws differ in size, they both must be torqued to 15ncm.
- Lab scan body
- Intraoral scan body
- Scan body on top of engaging/non engaging Ti Bases
- Straight and Angled Ti Bases
- Direct to MUA using a traditional screw
- Direct to MUA using a longer screw with a wider head (straight and angled access holes)