What Are Cemented and Screw-Retained Implants?
Cement-retained dental implants feature crowns that are bonded to the implant with cement. On the other hand, screw-retained implants are physically screwed into the post through the abutment. Multiple studies have found that the complication rates of both methods are nearly identical with a 3-5% failure rate. Thus, the success rate for both is exceptionally high. The decision for which method is most effective depends on the case’s indications. Deciding factors include the implant’s location, the patient’s personal preference, and the body’s reaction to the material. Clinicians must evaluate each individual case and their indications to determine whether the best method would be cement or screws to secure the dental implant.
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