Broken Screw on Implant Retained Bridge

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.

I hope you find this informative.  Below is my contact information if you have any questions.

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