Today, the majority of dental implant restorations are cement retained and faulty techniques are still problematic. During the cementation process, the crown is filled with cement and placed over the abutment. Apical forces are applied to the crown as it is "pushed" into place. Excess cement may extrude from beneath the crown and set onto subgingival surfaces of the implant. Since the junctional epithelium is much more fragile than that of a natural tooth, this process may allow excess cement to travel even further down the implant thread pattern. Incomplete removal of cement from the sulcular peri-implant tissues leaves a nidus of inflammation that causes bone loss and loss of osseointegration. It is almost impossible to remove 100% of this residual cement leaving a roughened implant surface. The body's inflammatory response is activated and loss of osseointegration and/or peri-implantitis may result. Improved materials and techniques to affix a crown to an abutment, without residual cement threatening future implant failure, is needed. Researchers at UCI have developed a technique that has the advantage of using a very small amount of adhesive to mate the 2 surfaces, avoiding cement extrusion and ultimately avoiding implant failures due to restorative techniques.