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Broken Dental Implant Repair

Implant Mechanical Rescue (IMR) of Broken Dental Implant Abutments and Screws.

Most dental implants are engineered and delivered so they can be expected to provide many years of functional service to support replacement prosthetic teeth. There are numerous reasons and situations in which implant abutment or screw components fail by either fracturing from exposure to excessive forces or they become non-functional due to a changed clinical situation, or with time, have literally worn out. For these situations, Implant Mechanical Rescue (IMR) can aid in recovering these non-functional components from inside implants that are otherwise useful, so the implant can be used in an updated restorative treatment plan.

Broken Dental Implant Solutions

One of the most frustrating experiences for patients is having dental implant problems, which includes having a fractured implant, screw, or abutment removed. Although most dental implants are delivered successfully and function well for years, there are situations when an implant or restorative component can become compromised due to forces that cause a loose or fractured screw, connecting abutment, or failing restoration. Correction of these problems ranges from fairly simple to quite complex, requiring microscopic evaluation of compromised restorative components and rescuing with specialized instrumentation.

Dr Mastrovich’s practice is fully dedicated to, and focused on, implant mechanical rescue, which means he is able to retrieve broken abutment screws and abutments, with a high degree of clarity and ease. He does this through the use of a high-powered operative microscope (which most dentists do not have) to view inside the implant. The operating microscope enables Dr. Mastrovich to visualize inside the implant in a manner not necessarily visible with lower magnification. He then uses a combination of specially designed instruments to remove the fractured components, screws and abutments without further damaging the implant.

Patients are thrilled with Dr. Mastrovich’s treatment, particularly because often they have been previously told the only repair option was to remove the implant and start all over with healing, bone grafting and re-implantation. The process of re-implantation, which can take nearly a year, is in stark contrast to several hours of treatment from Dr. Mastrovich.

Cropped preop pan from Dr. MM
Patient’s abutment and crown placed on an opened Nobel Conical analog (Note lack of seating as in the preop. radiograph)
Dr. Mastrovich is one of the only San Diego County dentists who is fully dedicated to, and focused on, implant mechanical rescue.

A Commitment to Quality and Success!

Dr. Mastrovich has treated over 1300 of these cases since 2009, with a very high recovery success rate. This is attributable to his experience and mechanical expertise with the implant systems, customized recovery instruments and microscopic visualization of the very small components. Patient satisfaction routinely is very high when the implant is now ‘clear’ to be re-restored back into function, avoiding surgical intervention with the associated costs, time loss and surgical recovery and/or discomfort.

Dr. Mastrovich receives numerous patient referrals from dentists, as well as the implant manufacturers and sales representatives. Additionally, patients from across the country have learned of him through the internet and sought his treatment, having flown in from as far away as Toronto, Canada, Seattle, Washington, Virgin Islands, Dallas, Texas, and Florida.

Raising the Bar in Implant Dentistry

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