How to remove a loose or fractured implant abutment screw

Sept. 1, 2021
Implant abutment screw loosening occurs frequently enough that removing it without damaging the internal chamber of the implant is a must-know. In the Perio-Implant Advisory Symposium in October, you’ll learn firsthand from the experts.
Scott Froum, DDS, Editorial Director

Some of the literature shows that the incidence of implant abutment screw loosening over a five-to-10-year period can be in the range of 19%–49%. The complexity of removal/retrieval depends on the position of the screw. The object is to remove the screw without damaging the internal chamber of the implant. Many methods and tools are available to facilitate this treatment.

This year at the second annual Perio-Implant Advisory Symposium, October 14–15 in Scottsdale, Arizona, we will review in detail the rationale and clinical approach to removal of loose or fractured implant abutment screws. We’re offering a hands-on how-to demonstration, and you’ll be given practice so you can confidently remove these screws without damaging the implant in your dental implant practice the following Monday.

For more information about the conference, visit this link. I hope to see you in Scottsdale!