Patent Number: 6,168,436

Title: Universal dental implant abutment system

Abstract: A universal dental implant abutment system is provided which includes an abutment collar and a fixation screw. The abutment collar has a proximal end portion adapted for fixation to a dental prosthesis and a distal end portion adapted for coupling with an implant body. The fixation screw is disposed within a longitudinal bore of the abutment collar and has a threaded distal end for securement to the implant body. The fixation screw has a head portion formed on a proximal end thereof, the head portion having a longitudinally directed bore formed therein. The longitudinal bore of the head of the fixation screw is formed with two longitudinally spaced sections. One section has a non-circular cross-sectional contour adapted for receiving a driving tool therein. The other section has internal threads formed therein adapted for threaded engagement with a retention fastener of a prosthesis.

Inventors: O'Brien; Gary (Glendale, CA)


International Classification: A61C 8/00 (20060101); A61C 008/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018