An unconventional approach for retrieval of fractured prosthetic screw: A case report

  • Aniruddha Joshi School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Dist.- Satara, Maharashtra, India.
  • Vishwajeet T Kale School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Dist.- Satara, Maharashtra, India.
  • Girish Suragimath School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Dist.- Satara, Maharashtra, India.
  • Sameer Anil Zope | aoldentist@gmail.com School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Dist.- Satara, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Background Implant-supported restorations can fail biologically or mechanically. Mechanical failures include crown fracture, framework fracture, screw loosening, and screw fracture. Fracture of the implant abutment screw can be a serious problem leading to implant failure. Unavailability of universal standard screw retrieval kit in market makes it difficult to retrieve the fractured screw of various implant systems.
Conclusion This clinical report describes the management of an implant prosthetic screw fracture using an unconventional technique and simple armamentarium available in regular clinic setup.

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Published
2018-07-27
Section
Articles
Keywords
Abutment screw, diamond bur, Goldman Fox probe, implants, prosthetic screw, ultrasonic tip
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