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Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

A technique to retrieve fractured implant screws

      Complications with implant prostheses have been categorized as surgical complications, implant loss, bone loss, periimplant soft tissue complications, mechanical complications, and esthetic/phonetic complications.
      • Goodacre CJ
      • Bernal G
      • Rungcharassaeng K
      • Kan JY
      Clinical complications with implants and implant prostheses.
      Fracture of implant components may occur due to fatigue from biomechanical overload, improper placement techniques, nonpassive fit of the suprastructures,
      • Cranin AN
      • Dibling JB
      • Simons A
      • Klein M
      • Sirakian A
      Report of the incidence of implant insert fracture and repair of Core-Vent dental implants.
      or manufacturing errors.
      • Rosenstiel SF
      • Land MF
      • Fujimoto J
      Abutment and retaining screws have the potential for fracture, and it is generally a challenge for the clinician to remove fractured screw fragments.
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