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What implant systems does DESS make compatible components for?

  • Nobel Replace®, Nobel Active®, Branemark®
  • Zimmer®, BioHorizons®, MIS®, Implant Direct Legacy®
  • Astra Aqua and Lilac
  • Straumann® Bone Level and Tissue Level/Synocta
  • 3i Certain® and Osseotite® External Hex
  • Ankylos®
  • Xive® and Friadent®

What titanium abutments does DESS offer?

DESS manufacturers different titanium abutments for cement retained crowns and screw retained. All of our straight and angled abutments (15 and 25 degree) have the Select Grip surface on them, a 2 mm straight collar, and final screw. All of our titanium abutments are prep-rable.

The ti bases/verification jigs include a screw and wax up sleeve and are a final titanium abutment that a zirconia screw retained crown can be cemented/bonded onto. Labs can also make a PFM crown and cement it to the ti base too.

What UCLA Gold Adapt abutments does DESS manufacture?

DESS USA offers UCLA Gold castable abutments for Nobel Replace® NP and RP, Zimmer® 3.5 and 4.5, and Straumann® Tissue Level/Synocta RN. All are available in engaging and non-engaging and comoe with a screw.

They are manufactured by Cendres & Métaux SA. utilizing the Ceramicor® material that is regarded as one of the best in the industry and is made of Gold (60%), Palladium (20%), Platinum (19%) and Iridium (1%).

What type of all plastic abutments does DESS manufacture?

DESS USA offers both engaging and non-engaging all plastic abutments for all the compatible implant systems we support.

They are made of POM (polyoxymethylene copolymer) and 100% burnout. We sell individual abutments that come with screws for $25 each or 10 packs of abutments that don't come with screws for $90. (Screws also sold in 10 packs at $90).

Instructions for Use document is available on our website which provides detailed instructions for utilizing this component.

What is the difference between Straumann® tissue level on implant versus on abutment?

One of Straumann® Tissue Level/ Synocta restorative options is their 1.5 abutment, which is the equivalent of a multiunit abutment. DESS makes their own version called a converter abutment.

For cases where these abutments will be utilized, you would choose the Straumann® Tissue Level components "on abutment" to be placed on top of these converter abutments. For cases that components will fit into or onto the Straumann® Tissue level implant then you would choose those components that are "on implant".

What components does DESS offer which are compatible with Locator® ?

DESS manufactures the DESS LOC abutments and retention kits that are compatible with the Locator® system. Abutments have different collar height options and come with a screw. Retention kits come in either a 20 degree divergence (Ref # - DLRK) or a 40 degree divergence (Ref # - DLER). We also offer a select few packs of colored inserts - white, aqua, lemon, rose, ruby, and emerald. (Ref # - DLN_). They can be utilized with Locator® and Kerator® overdenture abutments.

Each pack includes- one metal housing, one black processing nylon male and four inserts with the following retention - Ruby - 0.5-1.5 lbs (226-880 grams), Aqua - 1.5 lbs (680 grams), Rose - 3 lbs (1361 grams), White - 5 lbs (2268 grams).

They can be utilized with Locator® and Kerator® overdenture abutments.

Does DESS have any components compatible with Hiossen?

Yes - Astra Osseospeed® components.

Hiossen® Mini is compatible with Astra Aqua and fit accordingly. Hiossen® Standard/Ultrawide is compatible with Astra Lilac and the components sit a fraction higher above the implant collar.

While our abutments are compatible, the screws that come with our abutments are not. If you use our Astra Osseospeed® components for Hiossen you would need the following screws from Hiossen® :

  • Hiossen® Mini Screw - Ref # HGABSMT (Astra® Aqua Compatible)
  • Hiossen® Standard/Ultrawide Screw - Ref # HGABSST (Astra® Lilac Compatible)
  • Hiossen® can be reached by calling 1-888-678-0001

Does DESS have any components compatible with Dentis?

DESS makes several components compatible with Dentis® implants.

Dentis® Internal Octagon is compatible with DESS Octagon (Straumann® Tissue level compatible).

Dentis® External is compatible with DESS External Hex Universal (Brånemark® compatible).

Dentis® Submerged is compatible with DESS Internal Hex Conic (Astra® Aqua/Lilac compatible)but you need to use the original Dentis® screw since it is shorter than the one we provide.

What External Hex compatible components does DESS manufacture?

DESS manufactures restorative implant components compatible with Nobel Branemark®, 3i Osseotite® - External Hex, and BioHorizons® - External Hex.

There are multiple external hex implant systems that are compatible with our external hex components. Please contact us regarding the specific implant system and we can assist you in determining if we have a cross compatible solution.

How to identify the External Hex implant system?

Ideally the patient record will have this information and if not, then an x-ray may assist us in determining the type of implant. Another way is to measure three areas at the top of the implant.

A = Height of the Hex B= Diameter of top of Implant C = Diameter of the Hex
Implant System - External Hex A B C
Branemark® NP (Fuschia) 0.70mm 3.5mm 2.42mm
Branemark® RP (Yellow) 0.70mm 4.1mm 2.42mm
Branemark® WP (Blue) 0.70mm 5.1mm 3.10mm
3i Osseotite® External Hex 3.4 (Purple) 0.70mm 3.4mm 2.50mm
3i Osseotite® External Hex 4.1 (Blue) 0.70mm 4.1mm 2.70mm
3i Osseotite® External Hex 5.0 (Yellow) 0.70mm 5.0mm 2.70mm
BioHorizons® External Hex 3.7 (Yellow) 1.00mm 3.7mm 2.50mm
BioHorizons® External Hex 4.25 (Green) 1.00mm 4.25mm 2.70mm
BioHorizons® External Hex 5.25 (Blue) 1.00mm 5.0mm 2.70mm