- 1.Confirm the fracture of the 1-piece titanium abutment (Fig. 1).
- 3.Insert an implant screwdriver in a torque wrench into the implant and rotate counterclockwise under strong downward finger pressure (Fig. 2C). The pressure should be firm, with the thumb placed on the head of the driver. The slice of rubber band interposed between the driver and the fragment will create sufficient friction to loosen the fractured screw fragment. The rubber band may lodge in the implant but can be removed with an explorer.
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