Up Your Knowledge on Preventing Peri-Implant Diseases
Dental hygienists play an important role in ensuring the success of implant therapy. Read on to evaluate how much you know about preventing peri-implant diseases.
Peri-implant disease refers to inflammation of the tissues or bone surrounding dental implants caused by plaque biofilm.
What is the prevalence of peri-implantitis in various populations?
The host immune-inflammatory response to bacteria on an implant surface is completely different from the response to plaque adhering to natural teeth.
Implant therapy success rates over 5 years or 10 years may decrease to what percentage in patients with periodontitis?
Smoking is unrelated to the development of peri-implantitis and implant failure.
Early diagnosis of peri-implant diseases is important to ensure that the pathological processes can be arrested before the stability of the implant is compromised.
The implant maintenance recare interval is based on the patient’s past history, susceptibility to periodontitis, and ability to control local factors at home.
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