cover screw

cover screw,

n a screw placed on the superior part of a dental implant immediately after it is placed in the bone, completely covering the top of the implant and sealing it off from bone and other debris during the healing and integration period. The screw is removed at the beginning of the next phase of the implant process, when the abutment that will hold the new tooth is placed.
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