Know your Implant Connections

  • S. Singla Professor and Head Department of Prosthodontics, Dr HSJIDS,P.U., Chandigarh,India
  • L. Kumar Associate Professor Department of Prosthodontics, Dr HSJIDS, P.U., Chandigarh,India
  • M. Rathee Snr Professor and Head Department of Prosthodontics, Pandit BD Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak,Haryana,India


Background: Implant abutment connection is the point of transition from surgical to prosthetic phase and is the primary determinant of strength and stability of implant supported prosthesis. There are a huge number of implant designs in the market, all claiming to have better clinical results. Materials and Methods: A search of electronic database from 1990 to 2014 in Pubmed search engine using key words like ‘Implant-abutment interface’, ‘Abutment connection’ , ‘External Hex’, ‘Internal hex’, ‘Morse taper’alone or in combination was performed for critical evaluation of contemporary implant designs. Result and Discussion: There is a pleothora of implant designs vying for supremacy in the market. This review informs the clinicians regarding inherent differences in design characteristics and clinical applications of various implant-abutment connections so as to enable them to chose a design which ensures simplified restorative phase, minimal complications and cost effectiveness.  

Mar 1, 2017
How to Cite
SINGLA, S.; KUMAR, L.; RATHEE, M.. Know your Implant Connections. African Journal of Oral Health, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. #, mar. 2017. ISSN 0189-5710. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2023.