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Treatment guidelines

Biologic complications

Key points

  • Peri-implant mucositis appears frequently (60%) but is reversible
  • A small percentage of patients develop ongoing/intermittent marginal bone loss which may have multiple causes
  • Implant removal (revision surgery) is sometimes inevitable
  • Patients with a history of periodontitis have a higher risk to peri-implantitis

Clinical topics

Peri-implantitis
Peri-implant therapy
Local factors
Success & failure

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