Screw- vs. Cement-Retained Implant Restorations – May 2017
When restoring a single-tooth implant, clinicians have the option of delivering a screw-retained restoration or cementing a crown over an abutment. Clinicians are increasingly recognizing the benefits of CAD/CAM-designed abutments that control the soft-tissue margins and align with the peri-implant gingival anatomy. In addition, screw-retained restorations provide additional security in situations where the clinician wants to eliminate the potential for retained excess cement and the resulting risks to the long-term health of the implant. The following articles and videos are an excellent resource for practitioners deciding which option is best for the individual patient.
– Neil Park, DMD
Vice President of Clinical Affairs