Cement shield membrane technique to minimize residual cement on implant crowns: A dental technique

Ronald C. Haas, Steven E. Haas

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Residual cement around implant crowns can cause peri-implant disease, which can be minimized by precementing on a copy abutment. This article describes the use of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape to allow an intraorally delivered custom or stock abutment to act similar to a copy abutment. It requires minimal change to the restorative dentist's routine and helps minimize the risk of cement-induced peri-implant disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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