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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, a final screw. All of our titanium abutments are preparable.

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/luted onto as well as labs will 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.

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%). Includes final screw.

What type of all plastic abutments does DESS manufacturer?

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

They are made of POM (polyoxymethylene copolymer) and 100% burnout. We have many in packets of ten (10) at a lower price than individuals. Contact us for details.

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 components "on abutment" which will be placed on top of these abutments (a ti base or titanium temporary abutment). For cases that components will fit into or onto the Straumann® Tissue level implant then you would choose those that are "on implant".

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

DESS manufactures the DESS LOC Retention Kit ( reference# DLRK-P1 - single pack and DLRK-P2 - double pack).

Each pack includes- one metal housing, one black processing nylon male and four inserts with the following retention - Red - 0.5-1.5 lbs (226-880 grams), Blue - 1.5 lbs (680 grams), Pink - 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 we do have them and they are the Astra® compatible components. However the will require a Hiossen® screw which are 0.7mm shorter than the one which are included with our abutments. Hiossen's Mini Screw, part number HGABSMT is for the DESS components ending in "24" (for example our ti base is part 16024).

Hiossen's Standard Screw, part number HGABSST is for the DESS components ending in "25" (for example our ti base is part 16025). They can be ordered by calling 18886780001.

For the smaller diameter Hiossen® implants the DESS parts fit accordingly and for the standard diameter the DESS components sit a fraction higher above the implant collar.

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 Branemark®, 3i®, Osseotite®, External Hex and BioHorizons® External Hex.

There are multiple external hex implant systems that are compatible with Branemark® including Lifecore External. 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 xray may provide clues as to what system this is. 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