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Dawson Quick Tip: Removing Cement-Retained Implant Crowns

Cement-retained implant crowns are very, very popular and have been for the past 10 or 15 years.

But one of the challenges we see with cement-retained implant crowns is the lack of retrievability, especially since most of these have been put on with permanent cement.

Even the temporary cement sometimes is very difficult to remove.

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Dawson Quick Tip_ Removing Cement-Retained Implant Crowns


Permanent Cement-Retained Implant CrownsSo if you are planning to do a cement-retained implant crown, my recommendation is you take a photo of the screw access hole before you cement the crown.

If later in the future the screw becomes loose or it breaks, you can look at the photo and know where your screw hole is.

This method will give you a better chance of finding the tighting screw and plugging it back up.

Dental Implants for the General Dentist

Kimberley Daxon, D.D.S. is the Resident Expert of Removable Prosthetics and has been a Senior Faculty member for The Dawson Academy for over 20 years. Dr. Daxon is also an owner and prosthodontist at Daxon Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Florida. She specializes in complex occlusal disorders, complete dentures, team training, and implants.