Today, the two most common fixed implants are with screws or cement; however, neither of these is without drawbacks. The Conometric Concept makes it possible to fix prostheses onto implants using friction retention; the prosthesis can be removed by the dentist, not the patient. This method can be used for single crowns, bridges or complete arches; temporary or definitive prostheses, and in combination with every single type of material. It represents a true paradigm shift.
Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to: 1) explain the indications for conometric prostheses; 2) discuss fabrication techniques with single crowns; and 3) describe the analog and the digital approach to conometric prosthesis.