Straumann® Connections

"The angulation option has definitely been very helpful"

Interview with Charlotte Stilwell on the Straumann® Novaloc® Retentive System

In this edition of "Straumann Connections", Dr. Charlotte Stilwell talks about the advantages of the Straumann® Novaloc® Retentive System for hybrid dentures which was introduced in the second half of 2016. Being among the first users, she was able to gather a very positive experience with about 10 patients over an observation period of 6 months. 

About Charlotte Stilwell

Charlotte Stilwell

Danish, born in Copenhagen. Graduate, Royal Dental College, Copenhagen 1983. Specialist in Prosthodontic Dentistry, General Dental Council, UK 2000. Royal London Medical Dental School 1983-1988. General dental practice 1988-1995. Private referral practice 1995 to date. Senior lecturer, University of Geneva Dental School, 2015 to date. Editor-in-Chief ITI Online Academy 2014 to date. Member Education Committee since 2010. Examiner in Implant Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 2013 to date.

Basically, the Straumann® Novaloc® Retentive System helps to overcome the limits of existing denture attachment systems in challenging implant situations. It offers an innovative carbon-based abutment coating (amorphous diamond-like carbon) with excellent wear resistance, overcoming up to 70° implant divergence. With two  abutment types – straight and with 15° angulation (available in various gingiva heights) – the system covers a broad range of clinical implant situations. Together with its durable PEEK matrices, it provides a reliable, enduring connection resulting in low maintenance and high patient comfort.