How to fix and avoid screw loosening in dental implants
If you were the orthodontist who placed the implant, you will likely have an easier time addressing the concern. However, if the patient comes to you with a loose implant crown that was placed elsewhere, you’ll have to rely on x-rays, the patient’s history, and your own vision.
If you need to access the abutment screw through the dental implant, you can create an access hole in the distal portion of the implant. Once you can visualize the jaw and screw, you’ll have a much better idea of the problem. Sometimes, the fix is as easy as treating gum disease or tightening the screw. However, other situations may require an upgrade in prosthetics or a further evaluation of the patient’s jaw bone integrity.
If the prosthetic is poorly made or designed using older technology, you may benefit from upgrading to a new implant prior to reinstallation. Stomadent Dental Labs makes high-quality dental prosthetic products for implants or removable devices.