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Treatment guidelines

Inflammation, infection

Key points

  • Plan regular hygiene recalls allow to check any inflammation signs and prevent major complications.
  • Peri-implantitis are the most frequent biologic complication of dental implants.
  • Removal of the crown/abutment complex and the disinfection/sterilization of the connection units both at the implant and abutment aspects could be indicated to improve soft and hard tissues healing.

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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