[Prosthetics]  Torqing implant

While placing a WP Replace implant with a torque-controlled handpiece, the handpiece stops turning mid-way through the implant's length as it reaches maximum torque of 35Ncm. What to you do?

by Majid Sherkat at Sun, Jan 8, 2012 2:56 AM

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Bernard Jin Replied at Sun, Jan 8, 2012 3:09 AM

Hi Majid, Thanks for your post. Sound like the osteotomy was too conservative (either bone is dense or osteotomy is insufficient - in length or diameter). I'd recommend removing the implant and reperforming the osteotomy and/or perform a deeper thread tap before trying to place the implant again. I don't recommend forcing the implant with a manual torque driver as it could result in the implant fracturing/flowering. Cheers!