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UCLA Casting

Cast Custom Abutments

DanSoDental Lab with UCLA® Casting

Cast custom abutments are fabricated using a UCLA abutment (plastic sheath with a cast to machined platform interface) by the technician.
DanSo Dental Lab. works with UCLA abutments to make cast custom abutments from numerous implant companies including: Biomet 3i, Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, Astra Tech, Straumann, Dentsply Friadent, BioHorizons, Lifecore, Sybron Innova, BTI and Thommen.

Fabricating a Cast Custom Abutment

We start by waxing over the UCLA abutment to achieve the ideal shape, contour, and emergence profile needed for the individual restoration.
The technician then sprues and invests the pattern and places it in a burnout furnace. Once the ring is at the correct temperature the technician casts the abutment out of a prescribed alloy. We use yellow gold alloy for anterior and high palladium alloy for posterior abutments. After devesting the custom cast abutment it is finished and polished.

UCLA casting process

Start with UCLA

1
Trimming the plastic sheaths

Waxing the abutment pattern

2
We start by waxing over the UCLA abutment to achieve the ideal shape, contour, and emergence profile needed for the individual restoration.

Spruing the pattern

3
The technician then sprues and invests the pattern and places it in a burnout furnace.

Casting of custom abutment

4
Once the ring is at the correct temperature the technician casts the abutment out of a prescribed alloy. We use yellow gold alloy for anterior and high palladium alloy for posterior abutments.

Finished cast custom abutment

5
After devesting the custom cast abutment it is finished and polished.
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