“A patient swallowed the crown, what do I do now?”

Being a physician, at times we field calls from the local dentist asking for urgent help with their patients that may have swallowed a dental instrument, crown or a healing abutment that was not torqued down after impression taking.

 

This is why it is so critical to torque-down anything and everything that sits on an implant.  

 

Here is an east algorithm to help guide you in terms of what should be done in a TIMELY manner.