What can be done when the dentist can't remove the crown from an implant?
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Crown over the implant
implant crown has been cemented over an abutment that is Attached to the dental implant using a screw.
to remove this crown probably your dentist is trying to remove the screw and the abutment
If this screw is damaged it is difficult to remove it
They are techniques/ specific tools to remove brocken/ damaged screws.
If your dentist is not experienced in this, See a Prosthodontist specialist to help you out.
Implant Bridge Removal
You want to remove the bridge before something happens to the one implant the is holding everything down. What your dentist will need to do is drill thru the top of the crown and get to the screw that's holding in the abutment. That abutment is what's still cemented to the crown. Once he gets to the screw, he'll be able to unscrew that piece and the bridge will come out.
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