Management and Restoration of an Implant With Irreversibly Damaged Internal Threads: A Clinical Report

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Abstract

This report describes a method to restore an implant with irreversibly damaged internal threads. The remaining fractured post from the previous restoration was removed using a combination of an impression coping and an end-cutting bur. An elastomeric impression of the internal surface of the damaged implant, as well as the position of the adjacent implant, was made for fabrication of a new cast post and core and an implant supported 2-unit ceramometal splinted prosthesis.

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