Strategies to Maintain Complex Implant Restorations
Understanding prosthetic design is essential to tailoring effective maintenance regimens for the prevention and treatment of peri-implant diseases.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the dental hygienist’s role in the maintenance of complex implant-borne restorations.
- Explain peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis as they relate to implant outcomes, and differentiate between the two conditions.
- Identify challenges to the assessment and treatment of peri-implant diseases, and list the steps clinicians can take to help ensure successful long-term implant outcomes.
This course was published in the December 2016 issue and expires December 31, 2019. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.