Effect of Preseating, Screw Access Opening, and Vent Holes on Extrusion of Excess Cement at the Crown-Abutment Margin and Associated Tensile Force for Cement-Retained Implant Restorations
Rodrigo A. Jimenez, DDS/Tatiana Vargas-Koudriavtsev, DDS, MSD, MSc
The featured article for this issue discusses the important topic of cement extrusion when a crown is connected to an implant abutment. Different techniques are evaluated in an effort to ensure that excess cement is not forced between the implant and surrounding soft tissue and bone. This topic generates much discussion, and this article offers insight into the problem while providing potential solutions.