The implant is fixed with a small self-drilling screw, of the appropriate length. The screw must be securely attached to the screw driver in order to avoid dislodgement in the soft tissues. The screw should be placed approximately 1 mm away from the implant edge or the implant may tear. A screw may be placed on the contralateral side of the implant if greater stability is required.
Larger implants may require a second stab incision.