Clinical Report| Volume 123, ISSUE 2, P201-205, February 2020

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Titanium implant wear from a zirconia custom abutment: A clinical report


      This clinical report describes damage to a 1-piece zirconia abutment where both biological and mechanical complications developed, resulting in premature loss of the implant. Scanning electron microscopy showed significant damage to the internal connection of the implant. When using 1-piece zirconia abutments with a titanium internal connection, periodic recall and identification of wear is necessary, especially in patients with repeated screw loosening.
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