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Treatment guidelines

Systematic recall/review

Key points

  • Plan a regular recall control appointment, preferably at least every 6 months.
  • In situations of compromised patient health and/or oral hygiene, increase recall frequency and hygiene measures.
  • Evaluate whether patient expectations have been met and quality of life improved.
  • Examine the condition of soft and hard tissue and prosthetic components and render necessary maintenance.

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 patients.


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