Screw access mark for cemented implant crowns: A universal technique to simplify retrievability

Todd R. Schoenbaum, Yi Yuan Chang, Richard G. Stevenson

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Abstract

The use of cemented implant prostheses for partially edentulous patients continues to increase in clinical practice. One of the primary complications of the cemented implant crown is difficulty in retrieval, should the need arise. Drilling through most prosthetic materials is of little difficulty for most clinicians, but the complication lies in determining where exactly the access hole needs to be drilled. During fabrication, the location of the screw access channel is marked with a strong contrasting color stain on the surface of the prosthesis. The technique proposed here marks the location of the screw access directly on the prosthesis, thus improving the ease and predictability of future retrieval.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Oral Implantology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cement-retained
  • Implant
  • Prosthesis
  • Prosthodontics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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