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Clicq™-Pression Transfer Abutments

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Clicq™-Pression Transfer Abutments | Edison Medical™

A single unit with multiple possibilities: Clicq™-Pression

Edison Medical’s Clicq™-Pression line unites three components of the restoration together into one for a more convenient and simplified procedure. Not only can the Clicq™-Pression function as both an implant transfer abutment and a final abutment, but it can also be used as an impression coping for both single and full mouth impressions. This abutment design was created to achieve versatility and simplification of restoration protocols for dental professionals. 

Edison Medical has taken the concept of the straight multi-purpose abutment, such as the transfer abutment Osstem® produces, and maximized its potential by incorporating an angled aspect. With this angulation, restorations that require a correction of up to 25° are carried out with greater ease. In addition to the flexibility granted to dentists when using the versatile Clicq™-Pression, the variety of collar heights, cone lengths, angulations and connections offer a solution for even the most complicated edentulous scenarios. 

All Edison Medical abutments come with a titanium nitride (TiN) coating and with an option of a yellow snap-on transfer cap for maximized precision during insertion. If not using the Clicq™-Pression as a final abutment, this coping can continue being used for subsequent impressions. 

Clicq™-Pression transfer abutment formats

Clicq™-Pression transfer abutments are available as either single units, yellow-capped abutments, starter kits or professional kits. Across-brand usability of the Clicq™-Pression line spans across more than 70 implant system brands, including leading names such as Astra Tech®, Straumann®, Zimmer®, Nobel Active®, Osstem® / Hiossen®, MegaGen® and more.

The Clicq™-Pression professional and starter kits

The Clicq™-Pression professional kit contains 92 pieces, while the starter kit contains 73 pieces. Both kits come with a total of 27 straight abutments: nine of each length (straight, medium and long), with three collar heights (1.0 mm, 2.0 mm and 3.0 mm) for each length.

Nine angled abutments of each angulation — 15° and 25° — are included in each kit, with each angulation featuring the three collar height options (1.0 mm, 2.0 mm and 3.0 mm). All kits contain nine implant analogs and nine PEEK healing caps with three pieces each for each of the three collar height options, as well as nine plastic transfers and a screwdriver. 

The professional kit additionally includes three rotational and three anti-rotational waxing sleeves, as well as a 15-piece ‘Try-It’ kit. The ‘Try-It’ kit features color-coded titanium replicas of all 15 combinations of transfer abutment collar heights, cone lengths, diameters and angulations, allowing you to ‘try out’ each combination in the patient’s mouth and find the best fit for the individual restoration. 

Clicq™-Pression versus traditional impression copings

Issues with traditional impression copings

Several issues can arise when working with traditional implant impression copings. Whether taking impressions with an open- or closed-tray system, these problems are inherent in the design of a traditional impression coping, and can lead to error or complication in the design of the final restoration. Principal issues encountered include:

  • Long procedure time. Taking an impression using traditional copings is a technique that requires expertise, and no matter how much skill you have, it is time consuming. Modern techniques such as digital impressions save a lot of time.
  • Positioning accuracy. Any instability or movement of the coping during the taking of the impression can result in an inaccurate impression. This can lead to poor retention, stability and durability in the final restoration.
  • Implant convergence. The use of conventional implant impression copings and any movements of the copings encountered during taking the impression can lead to increased risk of implant convergence, which can be problematic for the final prosthetic design and esthetics of the restoration.
  • Angulation issues. Fitting impression copings over angled implants can be difficult and problematic, ultimately leading to issues with the final restoration.

How Clicq™-Pression resolves issues experienced with traditional copings

Edison Medical’s Clicq™-Pression design process took into account the above issues and formulated elements of its transfer abutment that would avoid some of the aforementioned problems. By developing an abutment that also serves as an impression coping, the entire system is more stable during the impression-taking process.

The angulated options of the Clicq™-Pression abutment further promote a more accurate impression when implants have been placed at an angle, and are particularly useful in cases with risk of convergence. Using the Clicq™-Pression system in conjunction with radiographic visualization is recommended for best results, and renders impression-taking more precise and simple, with a final restoration that features optimal stability.

While it is not possible to avoid all issues associated with conventional impression copings, the Clicq™-Pression transfer abutment makes significant strides towards a smoother and more convenient impression procedure, and is more cost-effective and accurate.

Clicq™-Pression: Innovative technology for dental professionals

The Clicq™-Pression implant transfer abutment has multiple advantages over the traditional transfer abutment, not only for its ability to pose as a final abutment and impression coping, but for the following advantages:

  • Full mouth impressions made simple. The versatility of Clicq™-Pression copings allows for a single, full-arch impression to be taken, even when the implants are not aligned. This not only saves a lot of time, but gives added flexibility to dental professionals. Everything from single tooth restorations to full-arch, implant-supported restorations are possible with the Clicq™-Pression line. 
  • A time- and cost-effective restoration solution. The ability to take full mouth impressions with Clicq™-Pression cuts costs of materials and time, which reduces the overall cost of the procedure.
  • Variety of geometry. Multiple angulation, collar height and cone length options give a range of geometry options. If investing in a professional kit, a ‘Try-It’ kit is included with color-coded, titanium samples of each combination of these geometries, allowing them to be tested in the patient’s mouth to see which geometry fits best. Selecting the proper abutment geometry means no unnecessary cutting, modification, or alteration of the abutment or coping, which can lead to improper design or fit of the final restoration.
  • If you don’t use the Clicq™-Pression as the final abutment… Deciding not to use the Clicq™-Pression as the final abutment does not mean the story is over. These copings can stay in circulation, as they can be reused for taking future impressions.

With the innovative Clicq™-Pression line, taking impressions is easier than ever. Having the potential to be used as an implant transfer abutment, final abutment, and impression coping, as well as the possibility for its reuse in future impressions, Clicq™-Pression technology is breaking ground.

What is a transfer abutment?

A transfer abutment is used in making a dental impression using the closed tray technique, and is fixed on the implant during impression taking in order to maintain the proper positional relationship between cast and abutment. After the impression is set, the transfer abutment is unscrewed from the implant and remains fixed in the impression material.

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