The use of polytetrafluoroethylene tape for the management of screw access channels in implant-supported prostheses.

This article describes a procedure in which polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tape is used to seal the screw access channel to protect the screw head of the abutment and crown screw in implant-supported restorations. The material can be sterilized, is easy to manipulate, radiopaque, and less associated with malodor when retrieved. Malodor is primarily… CONTINUE READING