“The hybrid abutment is state-of-the-art in terms of aesthetic appeal and emergence profile. But that technology doesn’t meet the requirements of living cell attachment.”
Dr. Mario Kern M.Sc., EAP Founder
EAPIS A BIOCOMPATIBLE
FEATURING 8 KEY BENEFITS
THE WORLDWIDE PATENTED EXTENDED ANATOMIC PLATFORM OFFERS THE PERFECT SOLUTION AND MUCH MORE. THE PLATFORM CREATES A WIN-WIN SITUATION FOR DENTISTS, DENTAL TECHNICIANS, PATIENTS, AS WELL AS FOR THE PRODUCER OF THE EAP.
*Europe, Canada and Australia: patent granted.
USA and Brasil: patent will be granted soon.
I. BIOCOMPATIBLE WITH A CORONAL GLUE JOINT
The design-related glue joint of the hybrid abutment can easily and quickly be displaced coronally to a maximum level with EAP. This guarantees an optimal reduction of cytotoxic influence of the glue joint. And cells find the best conditions to attach to the abutment enabling the formation of “biological width” to a physiological measure.
FOR CELL ATTACHMENT
The structure of the EAP surface is to be defined for the perfect cell attachment. A smooth surface makes cell attachment difficult, and a rough surface facilitates bacterial growth. A roughness of 0.2µm of the EAP surface is ideal as it allows a positive impact on cell growth.
III. LARGER SURFACE FOR CELL ATTACHMENT
EAP offers a much larger surface compared to the standard adhesive base and guarantees solid cell attachment before the glue joint would prevent cell attachment and the development of hemidesmosomes.
IV. HIGH AESTHETIC APPEAL
In terms of aesthetic appeal, EAP offers clear advantages over other titanium abutments. The preparation margin is made of all-ceramic, and additional modifications are always possible.
1. Gingival line not aesthetically pleasing
2. Modified titanium edge
3. Aesthetic appeal
V. USUAL WORKING METHODS
Dentists and dental technicians can maintain the usual work process to construct the superstructures with a positive effect on long-term stability. The visible and disturbing titanium edge can quickly and easily be modified. The analog way of abutment fabrication and the use of CAD/CAM techniques are both easily possible and represent an even greater advantage for the future.
1. Removable abutment
2. Modified and polished titanium edge
VI. NEUTRAL MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURE
EAP features a crucial added value: The abutment can be co-moulded in one piece in every ceramic and independent of materials. This offers unique aesthetic appeal and the issue of residual glue can be eliminated. No other hybrid adhesive base on the market is able to combine these two decisive factors. Aesthetics and biology are the main focus of EAP.
VII. EASILY MAINTAINABLE FOR PROFESSIONALS
The possibility of modifying the titanium edge offers dentists and dental technicians more space for treatment in case of an unfavorable gingival line. The abutment can be adjusted and seated easily and quickly to the current situation.
VIII. SCIENTIFICALLY DOCUMENTATED
Cell behavior was scientifically documented in a prospective human study and illustrated with more than 160 electron-microscopic images.