Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

Rescue of an implant-supported fixed complete prosthesis after the failure of an implant: A dental technique


      This technique article describes the rescue of an existing implant-supported fixed complete prosthesis after the failure of a supporting implant. To achieve this, a system able to rescue the fixed prosthesis after placement of a new implant was used, and the protocol for performing this procedure is described.
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