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Screw Retained One Piece Abutment and Crown
Digital Masters Copra Smile color gradient screw-retained implant crowns are translucent full contour zirconia restorations that offer your patients incredible strength and beauty.
This discusses the clinical steps for preparing a screw-retained crown for the restoration of a single implant. Impression-taking using open-tray technique and delivery of the crown is presented in a step-by-step manner elucidated by detailed photographs. Furthermore, the advantages and disadvantages of screw-retained crowns are discussed in comparison with the cemented restorations.
The use of implant-supported single crowns has become a well-established and preferred approach to compensate missing single teeth. There are two different types of prosthetic restorations fixed on dental implants: Screw-retained and cemented restorations. The choice of method is usually based on the clinician’s preference. Retrievability is the main advantage of screw-retained crowns that would make it more favorable to many clinicians. It allows better control on the hygiene of the implants and surrounding mucosa, also, crowns can be easily repaired in case of crown fracture. On the other hand, cases when the access hole is on the incisal edges or cusps teeth or easier access to the posterior area of the mouth is needed, cemented crown restorations could be more practical.