Review Article Volume 8 Issue 7

Recovery of Fractured Abutment Screws within a Dental Implant: An Accessible Technique

Cristian Abad-Coronel1, Fernando Esgaib Kayatt2, Paul Alajo3, Paul Méndez3

1Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Cuenca Ecuador. Digital Dentistry and CAD/CAM materials research group
2Private practice, Paraguay
3Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Cuenca Ecuador

*Corresponding Author: Cristian Abad-Coronel, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Cuenca Ecuador. Digital Dentistry and CAD/CAM materials research group.

Received: May 14, 2024; Published: June 11, 2024


Dental implants are commonly used to replace missing teeth, however concerns associated with implant and prosthetic components are well-established. Fractures of the screws supporting the implant abutment can generate complicated clinical situations. The aim of this article is to present an accessible and minimally invasive protocol to recover fractured implant abutment screws. This study presents a non-invasive, easy-to-perform technique that uses a hand-held instrument (ear cleaning cotton swab) without the risk of damage the threads and external characteristics of the implant. The cotton swab adheres micromechanically to the fractured fragment of the screw, facilitating gentle extraction by hand without causing damage to the implant threads.

Keywords: Dental Implants, Implant abutment screw fracture, Abutment screw retrieval, Cotton Swab


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Citation: Cristian Abad-Coronel., et al. “Recovery of Fractured Abutment Screws within A Dental Implant: An Accessible Technique".i class="istyle">Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.7 (2024): 24-26.


Copyright: Cristian Abad-Coronel., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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