Waxing Sleeve

A waxing sleeve is placed over the titanium implant post and can be shaped or modified in any way to procure an appropriate metal support for a dental implant. Often, waxing sleeves are used in tissue level impression and with a UCLA-type crown or UCLA abutment. UCLA abutment history says that the abutment was created in 1987. It has a gold cylinder that works with the implant hardware and a plastic sleeve that can have a waxing sleeve placed over it. Usually, the abutments are cast with a high noble alloy and baked with ceramic before use. The UCLA abutment is stronger than a zirconia abutments, and it has better versatility and aesthetics compared to other types of abutments. Whether used with a UCLA-type crown or abutment or not, a waxing sleeve allows for straightforward and accurate fabrication. Essentially, this works to create a better overall finished aesthetic appearance.