The Dreaded Loose Abutment Screw: Etiology, Management, and Prevention (#249)

The Dreaded Loose Abutment Screw: Etiology, Management, and Prevention (#249)

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Author: Randolph R. Resnik, DMD, MDS
Credit Hours: 1
Topic: 690
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Description

This clinically relevant article focuses on the etiology, prevention, and management of a well-known implant complication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why a screw can become loose and the principles of a screw joint.
  • Know how occlusal forces play a role in changes of the preload of abutment screws.
  • Be able to describe the factors involved in the prevention of screw loosening and know how to manage this implant complication if and when it occurs.