Current Concepts in Dental Implants: Clinical Assessment in the Prevention of Peri-implant Mucositis, Peri-implantitis, and Implant Failure
Course Number: 514
The early detection, prevention, and treatment of peri-implant diseases are imperative for dental implant success. Peri-implant maintenance includes the proper placement of the dental implant, patient preventive self care, and professional care by the dental team. The post-treatment goal is successful healing of the soft tissues and bone layers by creating a fibrous layer interposed between the implant and bone. Continual comprehensive clinical assessment and diagnoses of the post-treatment peri-implant tissues is key. This process includes identifying any current risk factors that may affect dental implants.