When it comes to the restoration of implants, we typically have two treatment options: Screw-retained or Cement-retained. Although both treatment options can be used predictably, they each have their own advantages and disadvantages:
- Known retention
- Low profile retention
- Easy to remove / re-tighten if it were to become loose
- Ease of retrievability in full arch cases
- No risk of leaving residual cement
- Ensures passivity of framework
- Dependent on implant orientation / angulation
- May be unesthetic
- Independent on implant orientation / angulation
- Enhanced esthetics
- Unknown retention
- Can be difficult to remove
Literature reports suggest many clinicians transitioned to restore an increasing number of implants as screw-retained. Why this transition? Mainly because there is a lot of good research showing the problems like peri- implantitis associated with leaving residual cement in a cement retained implant crown which may lead to implant failure
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Good post. The choice depends on case selection.