Reverse torque values in indexed abutments

Daiane Cerutti-Kopplin, Dimas João Rodrigues Neto, Accácio Lins do Valle, Jefferson Ricardo Pereira, Luis Gustavo Nunes Dias Pinho


Mechanical stability of implant-abutment set is fundamentally important for the success in implant supported rehabilitation. For this, the knowledge about torque removal values is essential. In this way, the objective of this work was to evaluate the torque reverse values in indexed abutments of Morse Taper system. Five Morse taper implants with their respective abutments were tested (n=5). Each abutment received a sequence of two consecutive torques in insertion (15Ncm) with an interval of ten minutes, and one reverse torque, all measured by digital torque wrench. The t-student test with 5% significance was used to evaluate the data. The analysis of results showed there is statistical significant difference in reverse torque values between the insertion torque value and reverse torque value intra-group, the indexed abutments presented an average percentage of torque loosing of 15% (P=0.002). It is possible to conclude that the use of indexed abutments of Morse taper system presented statistical significant reduction of reverse torque values, which in turns increase the risk of no biomechanical instability.


Abutments. Morse taper. Morse taper with index. Reverse torque.

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Journal of Research in Dentistry, University of Southern of Santa Catarina, Santa Catarina, ISSN 2317-5907

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