The Wrong Way To Restore An Implant
A new patient presents to my office with a chief complaint: “My implant crown fell off yesterday.” She’s a 72-year-old woman with noncontributory medical history. She states the implant in tooth position No. 11 was placed “a few years ago and never felt right.” Examination reveals a prefabricated abutment of some sort that is not mobile. Curiously, the peri-implant gingiva has a slight erythema. Moderate bleeding is noted upon insertion of the implant crown.
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By Chris Salierno DDS
Reprinted with permission from [The Surgical-Restorative Resource]