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Fixing a Loose Screw on Your Implant Tooth

Loose screw dental implantSometimes you may find that “you have a screw loose”…

A loose retaining screw for a dental implant abutment may yield a mechanical clicking sound. Your fingers can detect the metallic screw clicking inside the dental implant.

This is easily remedied. Visit with your dentist and request that he or she tighten the abutment screw. It’s really that easy :)

Don’t wait three months. Call the dentist immediately to fix the loose screw. Any delay in treatment may cause the thread of the dental implant abutment screw or the dental implants to distort and cause failure.

Remember that early detection helps to minimize more complicated dental treatments. Visit the dentist soon to keep your smile healthier!

For any questions about bone grafting for dental implants, feel free to ask!

All the best to your success,

Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Prosthodontist, Author and Speaker

About Dr. Joe Kravitz

Dr. Joe is a Prosthodontist in the DC Area, Author of Dirty Mouth, Contributor to Discovery Fit & Health, and Dental Implant Expert who loves nothing more than helping his patients smile again and better their health.
  • Joe

    You should see your dentist asap. There is a chance you could aspirate the screw if it comes out and if you leave it the tissue can grow over it.
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  • Anonymous

    Replacing missing teeth is important to the function, comfort and health of your mouth. Dental implants prevent bone deterioration and promote proper bite alignment. Unfortunately, many people with missing teeth are fearful of dental implant placement. A typical placement is painless; the treatment area is numbed with a local anesthetic, and you may be mildly sedated if you prefer. After your dental implant and permanent tooth crown are placed, you will enjoy a long-term tooth replacement enabling you to chew, speak and smile comfortably.