Healing Abutment Vs Crown Abutment
by Dena Howard
Healing abutment vs crown abutment -
About a 1 1/2 years ago I had an implant placed in my 2nd molar in the upper left side of my mouth. A healing abutment was placed of course (The top side of which was wide and flat. The screw part wide in diameter.)
The healing abutment was removed and replaced with the 1st crown and abutment eight months ago. The whole piece was very loose and the crown ended up popping off about a week later. I had thought at that time that the screw was loose because it was of a smaller diameter than the healing abutment. I still think this.
A second crown and abutment was put in using permanent cement but the "tooth" still had a little play to it when complete. It has been less than eight months and the screw and crown have fallen out. Any suggestions here? And is it really that complicated to get a proper abutment fitting? The healing abutment was wider and so much more secure. I am tempted the just keep a healing abutment and forget about any crown! Is this a possible solution?