Abutment Switch – 2 connector geometries – 1 implant Mr. Bachmann, we recently presented the tioLogic® TWINFIT system to you. What were your first thoughts? Only a short time before I heard of the new tioLogic® TWINFIT system, I had a case with a conical abutment, the gingiva was insufficient and the implant sat too high. I realized that this wouldn’t have been a problem with the new system; I could have simply exchanged the conical abutment for a platform abutment. What was the most convincing point for you? We are often given the task of making a restoration to fit an existing implant. Other systems don’t offer the flexibility that we would need.
It is the flexibility of the new system that convinces me most. What advantages do you see as a dental technician in the prosthetic restoration phase? The freedom that we have to choose between a conical abutment or a platform abutment. A patient’s situation also often changes during a lifetime: what starts as a single restoration can become a bar restoration. Here I can change to a platform abutment without any problems. Then there’s an advantage during scanning: the scan markings are very clear so I know the restoration will be in the same position, regardless of whether it has a conical or platform connection. Also there are more and more cases of restorations with occlusal screw-retained implants which always ends as a vestibular retention in the anterior. Here the screw channel is angulated by 15–20°, giving me the possibility of retaining the restoration directly. How does tioLogic® TWINFIT differ from other implant systems? I can use this model to show what tioLogic® TWINFIT has that other models don’t have. It is a completely new system that takes either a conical abutment or a platform abutment. This is a unique selling point and makes all the difference. How would you describe tioLogic® TWINFIT in one sentence? I don’t know if I’ll make it in one sentence! Lots of elements from the tioLogic® system have been included and now have the special feature of TWINFIT. It’s one system for everything and that makes it special. tioLogic® TWINFIT: it’s my choice! Abutment Switch – 2 connector geometries – 1 implant