Peri-implant pathology risk assessment
Use the below tool to assess the risk of peri-implant pathology
This test, developed by a research group from Portugal, is designed to help predict the risk of peri-implant pathology and provide recall recommendations for a particular case. This assessment should be performed after one year of follow-up in order to exclude early implant failure, and can be repeated at follow-up visits for a continuous evaluation of peri-implant pathology risk.
About Peri-implant pathology
Peri-implant pathology is defined as ‘the term for inflammatory reactions with loss of supporting bone tissue surrounding the implant in function’.1 It is the leading cause of dental implant failure after osseointegration.2 From an epidemiological perspective, it is a group of multifactorial situations with several non-sufficient, non-necessary causes.3
1 Albrektsson T. Consensus report on session IV. In: Lang NP, ed. Proceedings of the First European Workshop on Periodontology. London, UK: Quintessence, 1984: 365-369.
2 Kourtis SG1, Sotiriadou S, Voliotis S, Challas A. Private practice results of dental implants. Part I: survival and evaluation of risk factors--Part II: surgical and prosthetic complications. Implant Dent. 2004 Dec;13(4):373-85.
3 de Araújo Nobre M, Mano Azul A, Rocha E, Maló P. Risk factors of peri-implant pathology. Eur J Oral Sci. 2015 Jun;123(3):131-9.
The algorithm for this test has been developed by one research group. In addition, recommendations for recall and maintenance are based on the MALO CLINIC protocol. This test can be used as an additional tool by trained clinicians but shall not substitute appropriate clinical assessment, planning, medical care or verification. FOR shall not assume any liability and does not warrant the test, the results or the use of the results thereof.