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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 32 (2017), No. 5     19. Sep. 2017
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 32 (2017), No. 5  (19.09.2017)

Page 1132-1134, doi:10.11607/jomi.5347, PubMed:28170451


Sealing the Screw Access Channel with Polytetrafluoroethylene Tape: Advantages of the Technique
Maluly-Proni, Ana Teresa / Anchieta, Rodolfo Bruniera / Suzuki, Thaís Yumi Umeda / Garcia de Oliveira, Fernanda / Guedes, Ana Paula / Rocha, Eduardo Passos / Assunção, Wirley Gonçalves / dos Santos, Paulo Henrique
The aim of this article is to describe the procedure for sealing the screw access channel using plastic tape, polytetrafluoroethylene, in screw- or cement-retained implant-supported prostheses. This technique is viable and easily performed, and the functional and esthetic results are satisfactory.

Keywords: cement retention, dental implants, implant-supported prosthesis, polytetrafluoroethylene, screw retention