Healing abutment loosened: precautions?

Last Updated January 30, 2018
Reviewed By:  Dr. Peter Hunt

Two of my patients experienced loosening of their healing abutments and they subsequently fell off. I hand-tightened only. I did not a use torque wrench to tighten them. How should healing abutments be tightened and how much torque should be used? Any other precautions to take?

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