Covering the implant prosthesis screw access hole: A biological approach to material selection and technique

Todd R. Schoenbaum, Chandur Wadhwani, Richard G. Stevenson

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Abstract

The PTFE or PVS screw access cover techniques provide simple alternatives to the traditional use of cotton pellets, and will minimize the colonization and proliferation of oral flora inside the implant system. These materials are likely to minimize the occurrence of patient-reported halitosis and cacogeusia (foul taste) following implant treatment. It is likely that by minimizing the intra-implant bacterial load, inflammation and peri-implant bone loss will be decreased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-43
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral Implantology
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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