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J Prosthet Dent. 2014 Jan;111(1):81-3. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.04.007. Epub 2013 Nov 21.

A technique for retrieving fractured implant screws.

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1
Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Rehabilitation Department, College of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, SaudiĀ Arabia.
2
Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB), Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. Electronic address: moshaver@usc.edu.
3
Director, Implant Dentistry, Ralph and Jean Bleak Professor of Restorative Dentistry; and Codirector, Advanced Prosthodontics, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.
4
Professor, Division of Restorative and Prosthetic Dentistry, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Abstract

The use of dental implants as a source of support and retention for fixed restorations is common. This report describes the use of a fragment removal instrument together with the use of ultrasonic instrumentation to retrieve a screw fragment.

PMID:
24268685
DOI:
10.1016/j.prosdent.2013.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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