Implant Mechanical Rescue (IMR) is simply the process of recovering or rescuing a case which has suffered a mechanical failure in the supporting implant hardware. Failure can occur for various reasons but if it does, it can involve retrieving fractured screws or abutments, or other components. Additionally, if possible, the central question of ‘why did it fail’, needs to be forensically determined so future repeat failure can be avoided.
Our main goals are:
(A) to help patients who are in need of qualified care for implant mechanical failure; and (B) to help dentists successfully diagnose the problem and treat the situation, or refer to a qualified dentist. (Dentists may experience difficulty with implant mechanical failure in their own cases or in new cases presented upon referral.)