Broken screw removal from the implant connection is a common but challenging process. Several proposed methods and technical solutions may result in unsuccessful removal; thus, a novel, more conservative, risk-free method is proposed as a first attempt.

Description of the case

The proposal is to use a silicon restoration holder to be twisted counterclockwise on the dried surface of the broken fragment inside the implant connection. This method, within the limitations of a minimal case series, yielded 100% results; however, despite previous attempts with less con- servative techniques, this approach showed no efficacy.


This article aims to promote the use of silicon restoration holders as a minimally invasive first attempt at broken screw retrieval treatment before considering other options.

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