Long-term implant success –
passive fit only with
SAE spark erosion

The passive fit of cast and CAD/CAM milled implant-retained meso and suprastructures (bar and bridge constructions) can only be achieved by dental spark erosion. This has been proved in a study carried out by scientists from the clinic and polyclinic for dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgery at the Benjamin Franklin University Hospital of the Free University of Berlin and from the centre for dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgery at the Carl-Gustav-Carus Technical University of Dresden (Eisenmann, E., Mokabberi, A. et al 2005):

Photoelastic and scanning electron microscope analysis for improving the passive fit of the implant-retained suprastructure with the aid of spark erosion

Calls from dental medicine for the prevention of tensile or compressive load caused by the screwed-in and cemented dentures on the osseointegrated implants, can be fulfilled with the dental spark erosion procedure, without any problem and without any great upheaval - regardless of whether the structures are cast or milled using CAD/CAM technology.

In 1995, the SAE Secotec Product Programme, including the spark erosion machine EDM 2000, was developed and manufactured specifically for the spark erosive passivation which enabled, for the first time ever, the tension-free fit of the metal structures on the osseo-integrated implants. Advances in digital electronics led to the further development of the SAE spark erosion machine EDM 2000 in 2012. The new model for finest erosion and polishing erosion also enables the gap-free fit of structures.

The SAE Secotec Product Programme offers implant accessories for all market-established implant systems. This programme is being developed continually and is applicable for new implant systems in Germany and abroad.

Also of interest:

SAE Product Programm
SAE Media Library

Broken screw / broken implant caused by incorrect load distribution

Massive bone loss - lack of passive fit
Problems occurring on account of badly-fitting implant structures
1. Screws becoming loose
2. Screws breaking
3. Implants breaking
4. Bone loss - periimplantitis

Dental technician process
The SAE spark erosion procedure can be used for the passivation of meso and suprastructures (bar and bridge constructions) which are screwed onto implants or implant abutments with standardised surfaces and also for bridges cemented onto the customised original abutments made of titanium or base metals.