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A 61-year-old male asked:

My general dentist wants to install a cemented vs. screw type implant crown. i respect him but want to leave future options open. does it matter?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Less expensive: ideal and stable for the bite. The occlusal contacts can be established with cement-retained restorations better since there are no occlusal screw access holes ar made.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
Dentistry 39 years experience
Speak with DDS: The dentist usually makes a decision on screw vs. cemented crowns based upon placement, room available and laboratory concerns. If there is limited room available and the patient has a very aggressive occusal pattern a screw type may hold better. Speak with your dentist to weigh all options.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
No One Answer: Each case is different, and without examining every factor of your restoration, it is hard to answer what is best. Possibly by reading the below article, you will better understand this. The article will answer most of the multiple questions you have been asking. http://www.ijahs.net/uploads/2/6/7/7/26772457/ijahs_vol_1_issue_6_4.pdf

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