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A 61-year-old male asked:

what is your own additional parts charge when a person has a screw retained dental implant vs. cemented one (dentist will not be specific)?

6 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Variable: Lots of variables. If you're unhappy with your dentist and his explanations, consider another dentist. Sounds like you already have a trust issue.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
About the same: Replacing screws for a screw retained implant prosthesis and the cost of re-cementing a cemented one are about the same. Temporary cement should be used as an implant prosthesis should always be retrievable, just as a screw retained is by it's definition. So whether there is a cost to re-cement or replace a screw(s), the cost balance out. To be more specific, figure on about $100/ screw plus labor
Dr. James Courey
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Trust your dentist: Dentists choose screw retained implants vs cemented implants for a variety of reasons that benefit the long term prognosis of your restoration and implants. The fee difference is nominal if there is any difference at all. The most important thing is that you are seeing a dentist that has experience in restoring dental implants. All the best.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Same fee: Whether it is a screw retained crown or cemented crown there is no difference in my fees. It is usually up to the restorative dentist to decide which option is best suited to your needs.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
20% more: A screw-retained typically requires a custom component to be waxed and cast. In addition custom components more expensive than their stock components and more lab work is required which increase the cost.
Dr. Tamer Abdel-azim
Specializes in Prosthodontics
Variable: Cement and screw-retained implant restorations have different indications. Your dentist will determine which is most appropriate for your individual situation.

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