One of the most common complications with cement-retained implant restorations is inflammation around the implant crown. Excess cement can cause peri-implant diseases, including peri-implant mucositis and bone loss.
One of the most important aspects to understand is the biological differences between teeth and implants, specifically related to the junctional epithelium and connective tissue, which results in the difficulty of removing the cement around the restoration.
This step-by-step visual essay shows how to fabricate a silicone jig to control the cement around an implant-retained restoration.
This is a simple, step-by-step technique to fabricate a silicone jig to avoid excess cement for a cement-retained implant supported restoration. This technique can be applied to a single crown or to an implant-supported cement-retained bridge.
Ricardo Mitrani, D.D.S., M.S.D., is a member of Spear Resident Faculty.
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