Nobel healing abutment won’t engage implant after removal for scan body: recommendations?

Last Updated October 21, 2016
Reviewed By:  Dr. David Levitt

I removed the healing abutment to place the scan body for a digital impression. I found it very difficult to remove the healing abutment but finally accomplished this. I then found it very difficult to screw in the scan body. It felt like the threads on the scan body were not engaging the threads of the implant. Finally got it scanned and removed the scan body. Now I cannot rethread the healing abutment into the implant. All components are genuine, new Nobel Biocare. Anybody else experience this? What do you recommend I do at this point?

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