Mini dental implants or mini implants for short are becoming very popular lately for several reasons. The most common reason is price. People that cannot afford their treatment with regular dental implants can get a loose lower denture stabilized by mini implants for half the price of regular implants.
This question was asked by a reader: “I have a screw retained bridge on implants and a screw broke. What can you do?”
The removal of a broken screw from inside a dental implant can be unpredictable at best. If the broken fragment is loose, it can be relatively easy to remove, but if the threads are damaged or a thread locking material was used, it can be extremely difficult to impossible to do.
Below is a short video of the procedure done by Dr. Boudet through a surgical microscope.
The ability to retrieve the broken screw from inside the implant without damaging the threads, can make the difference between a simpler implant retained bridge repair and an expensive remake of the case.
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I had an extraction and an implant placed the same day. Now after waiting 4 months for healing, I have severe bone loss around the implant and the top of the implant is exposed. What can I do? Options are explained