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Treatment guidelines

Biologic complications

Key points

  • Biologic complications are often caused by infection. Implants should be inserted in sites free of infection.
  • Excess of cement may induce inflammation and marginal bone loss.
  • Implants are occasionally lost because of occlusal overload.
  • Implant-supported single-crowns may show infra-positioning after years of function.

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Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
In a contemporary dental practice implant dentistry should be recognized as an accepted treatment modality based on decades of success. Consequently, clinicians who provide implant surgical and/or prosthodontic treatment should develop and routinely provide patients with a dental implant oral hygiene maintenance protocol to ensure the longevity of the treatment provided. In addition, clinic staff and implant patients themselves should be advised that research has shown maintaining peri-implant tissue health is a key factor related to the long-term survival of dental implants. Furthermore, the maintenance procedures for a dental implant patient will differ in some respects from the program provided for fully dentate patents.

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