Using a Porcelain Furnace to Debond Cement-Retained Implant Crown from the Abutment after Screw Fracture: A Clinical Report

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Abstract

When a screw fracture occurs on a cement-retained, implant-supported restoration, the abutment and restoration are completely separated from the implant's internal connection. Traditionally, an access hole is drilled through the crown to retrieve the broken screw, and the restoration can be placed again as a screw-retained restoration. This clinical report documents a patient whose broken abutment screw was retrieved from the restoration by burning off the cement and separating from the abutment without drilling an access hole.

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