Make Crown Adjustment Easier

Ensuring ideal contact adjustment on implant-supported crowns is a task that needs to be approached methodically. Tightening the crown too rapidly can make it nearly impossible to access the interproximal space, while adjusting while the crown is too loose is ineffective and potentially inaccurate. With a little patience and a pair of ContacEZ Strips, however, you can consistently achieve the best results simply and easily.

Fig. 1 - Begin proximal contact adjustment with the torque wrench at 5 lbs. of force. At this point, the crown will still be somewhat loose on the implant, so the Black Diamond Strip will readily gain interproximal access. Gradually tighten up to 35 lbs, stopping every 5 lbs. to continue contact adjustment.

Fig. 1 - Begin proximal contact adjustment with the torque wrench at 5 lbs. of force. At this point, the crown will still be somewhat loose on the implant, so the Black Diamond Strip will readily gain interproximal access. Gradually tighten up to 35 lbs, stopping every 5 lbs. to continue contact adjustment.

Fig. 2 - Once the crown is seated, use the Gray Final Polishing Strip to confirm Interproximal Relief and polish the surface to a healthy, natural finish.

Fig. 2 - Once the crown is seated, use the Gray Final Polishing Strip to confirm Interproximal Relief and polish the surface to a healthy, natural finish.