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US5462436: Method and means for affixing a component to a dental implant

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Filing Information

Inventor(s) Keith D. Beaty ·
Assignee(s) Implant Innovations, Inc. ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Alfred H. Rosen ·
Primary Examiner Cary E. O'Connor ·
Application Number US8207187
Filing date 03/08/1994
Issue date 10/31/1995
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. 4,322,443.
25 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 (25)

  1. 1. A tool for affixing a component to a support having a receiver member adapted to receive an elongated attaching member for affixing said component, said tool comprising a first part for grasping said component around the periphery of one end thereof with the second end of said component extendinq beyond said first part, and an elongated second part-including at one end of said second pad means for drivingly engaging said attaching member at a first end of said attaching member and manipulating means at the other end of said second part, and means to fix said first and second parts in a substantially coaxial relation with said second part rotatable within said first part such that said first part can be manipulated to bring said second end of said component to abut said support without said first part touching said support while holding said component around said periphery of said one end thereof, with said second part having its manipulating means exposed and available to manipulate said attaching member to cooperate with said receiver member to affix said component to said support while holding said attaching member engaged endwise with said second part and via said manipulating means rotating said second part relative to said first part.
  2. 12. Carrying and affixing tool means for use to affix a substantially tubular 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 having an elongated driver part with socket means at one end for engagement with a head end of said bolt and a tubular holder part having means at one end for grasping said component at a supragingival first end thereof with the second end of said component extending beyond said holder part, said driver part being rotatable on a substantially common axis within said holder part for holding said bolt within said through-bore when said component and said bolt are each engaged to said tool means, so as to enable driving said bold into said threaded bore with said driver part while holding said second end of said component to said root with said holder part, the latter making no contact with said root, and rotating said driver part within said holder part, and compressible resilient means between said holder part and said driver part for transmitting to said holder part, and through said holder part to said component, axially-oriented force exerted on said driver part toward said root, whereby said driver part can simultaneously press said component to said root and drive said bolt.
  3. 21. Method of affixing a dental component to an artificial root installed in a patient's jawbone which root has an internally-threaded bore, and which component has a through-bore within which to receive a threaded bolt that is engageable in said threaded bore for affixing said component to said root, said bolt having a head with a non-round coupling-section, providing an elongated detachable driver with a non-round coupling means for drivingly engaging said head, providing a hollow holder telescopically surrounding said driver, engaging said head end in said coupling means, detachably engaging a supragingival first end of said component in said holder while leaving the second end of said component extending away from said holder and with said bolt extending through said through-bore carrying said component and said bolt within it to said root with said holder and driver telescopically engaged and placing said component on said root with said bolt in position to be engaged in said threaded bore, turning said driver within said holder to engage said bolt in said threaded bore while pressing said component to said root with said holder, the latter being out of contact with said root, until said bolt is sufficiently engaged in said threaded bore to affix said component to said root, and thereafter detaching said holder and said driver from said component and,said bolt, respectively.
  4. 22. An assembly of a dental component adapted to be affixed at a first end 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 detachably frictionally holding said component at a second end thereof and a second part having driver means for engaging said attaching member, said component being thereby removably attached via its said second end to said first part with said first end of said component remote from said first part, and said attaching member being thereby drivingly engaged with said second part, said tool means including means to fix said first and second parts in a spatial relation with one part rotatable on a substantially common axis within the other part such that if said first part is manipulated to bring said first end of said component to said substructure, making no contact between said substructure and said first part, said second part will be disposed to manipulate said attaching member to affix said component to said substructure, and means operable through said first part to press said first end of said component to said substructure.
  5. 25.25. Method of affixing a dental component to an artificial tooth installed in a patient's jawbone which root has an internally-threaded bore, and which component has a through-bore within which to receive a threaded bolt that is engageable in said threaded bore for affixing said component to said root, grasping said bolt at its head end with one end of an elongated detachable driver, with said driver attached inserting said bolt within said component extending through said through-bore, grasping said component at a supragingival end thereof with a hollow holder telescopically surrounding said driver, carrying said component and said bolt within it to said root with said holder and driver telescopically engaged and placing said component on said root with said bolt in position to be engaged in said threaded bore, pressing said component to said root with force applied through said holder, turning said driver within said holder to engage said bolt in said threaded bore while holding said component pressed on said root with said holder until said bolt is sufficiently engaged in said threaded bore to affix said component to said root, and thereafter detaching said holder and said driver from said component and said bolt, respectfully.

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