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How does the abutment connect to the implant?

Last Updated: Sep 06, 2013 01:12PM EDT
The Bicon abutment attaches to the implant by a 1.5˚ locking taper. The locking taper is a well-known engineering principle used for joining two pieces of like metal together. A locking taper consists of a 1.5˚ tapered post that fits into a corresponding 1.5˚ tapered well. When a light force is applied to the abutment, the post of the abutment and the well of the implant become one. The locking taper connection provides a bacterial seal at the implant-abutment interface. Other applications that utilize a locking taper are orthopedic hip implants and the dental lathe.

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