A technique for the removal of a wedged implant abutment fragment or debonded titanium base

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Abstract

A technique for the retrieval of wedged implant fragments is described. The technique is suitable for fractured zirconia and metal abutments and titanium bases left behind after fracture or debonding of the custom zirconia abutment from the titanium base of an implant-supported prosthesis. This straightforward, noninvasive, technique facilitates the removal of the fragments or titanium bases without risking damage to the implant, surrounding bone, or soft tissues.

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