Immediate loading protocols for the implants were developed to reduce the time required for healing phase, avoid second surgical procedures and provide a functional provisional prosthesis. Immediate loading requires recording impression soon after placing implants and fabrication of the provisional prosthesis. Several techniques have been utilized to support provisional immediately loaded implant prosthesis, which includes; a fixture mount with three-in-one design, temporary abutment supplied separately by the manufacturer, and modifying fixture mount by grinding to serve as a temporary abutment. However, in the present case report, the patient received an implant supported final fixed partial denture; supported by a modified fixture mount, which was used as a transmucosalabutment on one of the implants. After a period of 6 months of service, the modified mount fractured at neck level with intact mount internal screw. The following case report describes management of fractured modified fixture mount at the neck level and retrieval of implant-supported prosthesis, which could serve longer.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN