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Treatment guidelines

Microbiology diagnostics

Key points

  • Microbiological sensitivity testing, may be clinically relevant when peri-implantitis; evidence is present.
  • It is important to stress the importance of accurate surgical procedure, proper oral hygiene instructions and prosthetic constructions that allow accessibility for oral hygiene around implants are key factors to the long term success of dental implants.
  • Marginal bone loss can lead to deepened pockets. Superinfection can develop peri-implantitis. Bone maintenance in the long-term perspective are to be expected when adequate levels of oral hygiene are kept.

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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