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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 749-750

An innovative device for finding submerged cover screws of dental implants: “An implant cover screw detector!”


1 Department of Prosthodontics, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, VSPM Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Periodontology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Grishmi Niswade
Department of Periodontology, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_231_20

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This article describes the use of an electronic instrument to detect the presence of cover screws of dental implants submerged inside the mucous membrane during the second-stage surgical procedure for placement of gingival former. The instrument detects the presence of a metallic object at a certain distance from it and makes the clinical procedure of giving a precise incision without unnecessary trauma to the periodontal tissues. Clinical Implication: This device is of use when detecting the exact position of implant cover screw during the second-stage implant surgery. This makes the clinical procedure easy and saves the tissues from unnecessary trauma.


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