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Quick Tip: Screw Retained or Cement Retained Implants

So recently, there's been a lot of debate as to whether we should be using screw-retained restorations on our implants or cement-retained restorations. I think the trend lately toward screw-retained restorations has been driven by research that shows retained cement in that delicate sulcus around the implant is the leading cause of peri-implantitis.

So, one great tip is to use zinc phosphate cement.

Going old school and using zinc phosphate cement is great because the zinc phosphate resorbs. This way, you won't get any retained cement.

Dental Implants for the General Dentist

Dr. Michael Verber is the Associate Director of Study Clubs for The Dawson Academy. He maintains a private practice in Camp Hill, PA where he has the pleasure of working with his father and three other Dawson dentists.