Clicq™-Pression: Advanced Transfer Abutment by Edison Medical UAE
Clicq™-Pression: Transfer Abutment in Dubai by Edison Medical UAE
Edison Medical's Clicq™-Pression series integrates three restoration elements into a unified unit, streamlining procedures for greater convenience. Beyond functioning as both an implant transfer abutment and a final abutment, Clicq™-Pression serves as a rigid impression coping for both single and full mouth impressions, embodying a design aimed at improving versatility and simplifying restoration protocols for dental practitioners.
Edison Medical has elevated the conventional concept of a straight multi-purpose abutment, such as Osstem®'s transfer abutment, by introducing an angled dimension. This added angulation facilitates smoother execution of restorations requiring corrections of up to 25°. In conjunction with the flexibility it provides to dentists, the Clicq™-Pression's assortment of collar heights, cone lengths, angulations, and connections addresses challenges posed by even the most intricate edentulous scenarios.
All Edison Medical abutments feature a titanium nitride (TiN) coating, with the option of a yellow snap-on transfer cap for heightened precision during insertion. When not utilized as a final abutment, the Clicq™-Pression coping can seamlessly continue serving for subsequent implant impressions .
Formats of the Clicq™-Pression Transfer Abutment
The Clicq™-Pression transfer abutments come in various formats, including individual units, abutments with yellow caps, starter kits, and professional kits. The versatility of the Clicq™-Pression line extends across over 70 implant system brands, encompassing renowned names like Astra Tech®, Straumann®, Zimmer®, Nobel Active®, Osstem® / Hiossen®, MegaGen®, and others.
The Clicq™-Pression Kits for Professionals and Starters
The professional kit of Clicq™-Pression comprises 92 pieces, while the starter kit consists of 73 pieces. Both kits include 27 straight abutments, with nine of each length (straight, medium, and long), and three collar heights (1.0 mm, 2.0 mm, and 3.0 mm) for each length.
Each packing unit contains nine angled abutments for both 15° and 25° angulations, with the three collar height options (1.0 mm, 2.0 mm, and 3.0 mm) available for each angulation. Additionally, all kits contain nine implant analogs, nine PEEK healing caps with three parts for each of the three collar height options, as well as nine plastic impression caps and a screwdriver.
The professional kit includes three rotational and three anti-rotational waxing sleeves, along with a 15-piece ‘Try-It’ kit. The ‘Try-It’ kit contains color-coded titanium replicas of all 15 combinations of transfer abutment collar heights, cone lengths, diameters, and angulations. This allows the dentist to 'try out' each combination in the patient’s mouth, making it easier to select the most suitable fit for individual restorations.
Traditional Impression Copings VS Edison Medical's Clicq™-Pression
Challenges often arise when working with traditional implant impression copings, whether utilizing an open- or closed-tray system. These challenges are inherent in the design of traditional impression copings and can lead to errors or complications in the fabrication of the final restoration.
Challenges of the Traditional Impression Coping
Employing traditional coping techniques for impressions requires expertise and is a time-consuming process. However, modern methods such as digital impressions offer a significant advantage in terms of time efficiency.
It is important to note that any instability or movement of the coping during the impression process can lead to inaccuracies, impacting the retention, stability, and overall durability of the final restoration. In addition, the use of conventional implant impression coping in conjunction with coping movement during impression-taking increases the risk of implant convergence. This in turn poses a challenge for the final prosthetic design and aesthetic aspects of the restoration, especially when angulated implants are involved. The placement of impression copings over angulated implants can pose difficulties and potentially result in issues with the final restoration.
How Clicq™-Pression Addresses Traditional Impression Coping Challenges
Edison Medical strategically addressed the aforementioned challenges in the design process of Clicq™-Pression by incorporating elements into the transfer abutment to mitigate some of the identified issues. Creating an abutment that doubles as an impression coping enhances overall system stability during the impression-taking process.
The inclusion of angled options in the Clicq™-Pression Abutment contributes to more accurate impressions, especially in cases where the dental implants are at an angle, effectively managing situations where there is a risk of convergence. To achieve optimal results, it is recommended to use the Clicq™-Pression System in conjunction with radiographic visualization. This ensures a more accurate and simplified impression process, resulting in a final restoration characterized by optimal stability.
The Clicq™-Pression transfer abutment offers a more streamlined and convenient process that is both cost-effective and accurate.
Clicq™-Pression: Cutting-Edge Technology for Dental Professionals
Beyond its dual functionality as a final abutment and impression coping, it offers numerous advantages.
Clicq™-Pression copings' versatility allows for a single, full-arch impression, even if the implants are misaligned. This saves a lot of time and offers dentists greater flexibility, which can range from single-tooth to full-arch, implant-supported restorations. Moreover, using Clicq™-Pression for full mouth impressions reduces material and time costs, which ultimately reduces the overall cost of the procedure.
The availability of various angulation, collar height, and cone length options provides a range of geometry options. Investing in a professional kit includes a 'Try-It' kit with color-coded titanium samples of each geometry combination. This allows testing in the patient’s mouth to determine the best-fitting geometry. This eliminates the need for unnecessary cutting, modifications, or alterations that could affect the design or fit of the final restoration.
Opting not to use Clicq™-Pression as the final abutment does not make it unuseful. These copings remain valuable for future use, as they can be reused for subsequent impressions.
The innovative Clicq™-Pression line makes impression-taking easier than ever, offering the potential to serve as an implant transfer abutment, final abutment, and impression coping, with the added benefit of reuse in future impressions. Clicq™-Pression technology marks a groundbreaking advancement in dental procedures.
What is a Transfer Abutment?
An implant transfer abutment is employed in creating a dental impression through the closed tray technique. It is attached to the implant during the impression-taking process to ensure the accurate positional alignment between the cast and the abutment. After the impression is taken, the transfer abutment is unscrewed from the implant, staying securely embedded in the impression material.
Impression Tray Techniques: Open Tray VS Closed Tray
There are two main impression techniques—open and closed—distinguished by the type of impression posts used: open tray (direct pick-up) and closed tray (indirect transfer). These techniques are interchangeable and employed based on the clinical scenario.
Closed Tray Indirect Transfer
In this approach, the impression coping remains on the implant throughout the impression-making process and removal of the set impression from the mouth, similar to conventional crown and bridge procedures. Subsequently, the coping is detached from the implant and affixed to the implant analog. The coping/analog assembly is then reseated (transferred) into its corresponding indexed position within the impression.
Open Tray Direct Pick-up
In this technique, the impression coping is 'picked up' and retained in the set impression upon removal from the mouth. Once the impression has solidified, the screw securing the coping on the implant is accessed through a hole in the tray and unscrewed, facilitating the removal of the impression from the mouth. Once outside the mouth, the implant analog is affixed to the coping.