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US5437550: Method and means for affixing a component to a dental implant

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Inventor(s) Keith D. Beaty · Thomas S. Heylmun ·
Assignee(s) Implant Innovations, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Alfred H. Rosen ·
Primary Examiner Cary E. O'Connor ·
Application Number US8208212
Filing date 03/01/1994
Issue date 08/01/1995
Predicted expiration date 02/11/2013
U.S. Classifications 433/141  · 433/173  ·
International Classifications A61C 300  ·
Kind CodeA
International Classifications 433141;173;174 ·
Related U.S. Application DataThis application is a continuation in part of Ser. No. 08/016,538 filed on Feb. 11, 1993 now U.S. Pat. No. 5,322,443.
29 Claims, No Drawings


Abstract

A tool for affixing a component to a dental implant fixture with a screw passing through the component and threaded into the implant fixture, in which the tool has two parts telescopically interfitting one within the other, the outer part being tubular for carrying the component at one end, and the inner part fitted at one end for carrying the screw positioned within the component, whereby the component and the screw within it can be carried together to the implant fixture where the outer part is used to hold the component in place while the inner part is used to drive the screw into the implant fixture.

Independent Claims | See all claims (29)

  1. 1. A tool for affixing a component to a support having a receiver member adapted to receive an attaching member for affixing said component, said tool forming an assembly comprising a first part for holding said component and a second part for holding said attaching member, and means to fix said parts in a substantially coaxial relation with said second part rotatable within first part, said second part having manipulator means at a first end of said second part, and holder means fixed to said first part and overlying said manipulator means for carrying said assembly and for holding said first part against said support while rotating said second part within said first part with said manipulator means.
  2. 14. Carrying and affixing tool means for use to affix a dental component to an artificial root installed in a patient's jawbone which root has an internally-threaded bore opening gingivally, said component having a through-bore for passing a threaded bolt, said bolt being engageable in said threaded bore for affixing said component to said root, said tool means forming an assembly comprising an elongated driver part adapted at a first end for engagement with a head end of said bolt and a hollow holder part adapted at a first end for engagement with said component at a supragingival end thereof, said driver part being rotatable within said holder part for holding said bolt within said through-bore when said component and said bolt are engaged with said tool means, so as to enable driving said bolt into said threaded bore with said driver part while holding said component to said root with said holder part, said driver part having manipulator means remote from said first end and accessible at a second end of said holder part, and holder means fixed to said holder part and overlying said manipulator means for carrying said assembly and for holding said holder part against said root while rotating said driver part within said holder part with said manipulator means.
  3. 25. An assembly of a dental component adapted to be affixed to a substructure fixed in a patient's jawbone, an attaching member cooperable with said substructure for affixing said component thereto, and tool means comprising a first part for holding said component and a second part for holding said attaching member, said component being removably engaged endwise with said first part and said attaching member being removably engaged endwise with said second part, said tool means including means to fix said parts in a spatial relation with one part rotatable relative to the other such that if said first part is manipulated to bring said component to said substructure said second part will be disposed to manipulate said attaching member to affix with said component to said substructure, said second part having manipulator means accessible at an end of said first part remote from said component, and holder means fixed to said first part and overlying said manipulator means for carrying said assembly and for holding said first part against said substructure while rotating said second part relative to said first part with said manipulator means.

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