Displacement of Implant Abutments Following Initial and Repeated Torqueing
Burak Yilmaz, DDS, PhD/Andy B. Gilbert, DDS, MS/Jeremy D. Seidt, BS, MS, PhD/Edwin A. McGlumphy, DDS, MS/Nancy L. Clelland, DMD, MS
Screws are often used to secure abutments into dental implants. When abutments are repeatedly tightened and loosened, clinicians may wonder if these repetitious events affect the position of the abutment relative to the implant. The featured article this month provides insight into these events.