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9th Edition of International Conference on Dentistry
and Oral Health

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain

September 02-04, 2024 | Madrid, Spain
ICDO 2018

In Sung Luke Yeo

In Sung Luke Yeo, Speaker at Dental Conferences
Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Title: Screw loosening mechanism in implant- Supported restoration


Screw loosening is one of the most frequent complications in implant-supported restoration. However, many dental clinicians misunderstand the exact mechanism of screw loosening. Screw loosening can trigger peri-implantitis more severely than what dental clinicians usually think. Just a change of abutment screws cannot solve this complication. The decrease of preload, the repetition of tightening the abutment screw, the effect of friction on the stability of implant-abutment connection, and hard-soft tissue response to strain around the implant-abutment connection are four key words to correctly understanding the screw loosening mechanism. This presentation talks about the cause of screw loosening, theoretical methods to eliminate screw loosening and translation of these methods in clinical situation, mechanical understanding the implant-abutment connection structure, and biological understanding the implant-abutment connection structure.


Dr.In-Sung Luke Yeo has served as a dental officer (captain) at Special Forces Commands in the Korean Army for 3 years. He got his Ph.D. in biomaterials, in vivo studies of implant surfaces at Seoul National University in the year, 2007. He was an Assistant Professor at Seoul National University from 2010 to 2014. And Dr. In-Sung Yeo is now an Associate professor at the same university.