Retrieval of broken gingival former: a case report

Pavuluri Aravind Kumar, Shaik Sameera, Medandrao Nagasri, Pantareddy Indeevar and Kalapala Raviraj

Dental implants have been widely used these days for the replacement of missing teeth as they have high success rate, but they are not free of complications. Abutment screw fracture is the most common among all the mechanical complications. Retrieving broken screw conservatively is a great challenge, as there is high chance of damage to the implant threads. There are various kits available now a day for screw retrieval but there is lot of ambiguity among practitioners regarding their use. This case report describes the use of a carbide bur with aerotor handpiece and ultrasonic scaler for the removal of broken gingival former.

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