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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Maximizing Angled Screw Channels for Screw Retained Implant Restorations

Categories: Implant Dentistry

Author(s): Dr. JB White

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Maximizing Angled Screw Channels for Screw Retained Implant Restorations

Educational Objectives

» Differentiate the options available to utilize an angled screw channel hybrid abutment

» Recognize the armamentarium needed for you and your lab to deliver an angled screw channel restoration

» Understand why angled screw channels are relative to you and your practice


Clinicians today want to eliminate possible dental implant restorative complications and fabricate restorations with longevity and reparability built into the design. Ideally, all dental implant restorations would have the ability to be retrievable without compromising the integrity of the prosthetic. Traditionally, a screw-retained restoration required more accurate implant positioning and offered several advantages over a cemented restoration. Benefits included known retention, ease of removal or retightening, and assurance of no lingering cement.

The inability to angle all implants ideally for screw retention arises with the relationship of teeth to the relationship of bone or the lack of quality or quantity of bone. In some cases, the available bone to establish initial primary stability is located in areas that will not allow the long axis angulation of the implant to be in an ideal position to allow a screw-retained restoration. The need has existed for a screw-retained prosthetic solution when the long axis of the implant does not coincide with the lingual or occlusal aspect of the final restoration.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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