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Article: Volume 42 Number 2 Page 166 - March 2015

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Implantology:  Peri-Implant Diseases: An Overview

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Abstract: The use of dental implants in replacing missing teeth is proven to be a valid treatment with a high success rate. To achieve the best treatment outcome in all implant systems, the implant has to be able to integrate with the surrounding tissue. However, dental implants are affected by peri-implant diseases and may fail as a result. As the number of implants placed continues to increase, the prevalence of peri-implant disease will also increase. This requires preventive measures to inhibit the development of the disease and stop its progression.

Clinical relevance: Understanding how to maintain healthy peri-implant tissue as well as diagnosis and treatment of disease are vital for every dentist and dental student.

Author notes: Abdulhadi Warreth, BDentSc, MDentSc, PhD, MFDS, Division of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Shane Boggs, Fourth Year Dental Science Student, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Najia Ibieyou, BDentSc, MDentSc, PhD, Postgraduate Student, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin, Ruaa El-Helali, Fifth Year Dental Science Student, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Soohyun Hwang, Fourth Year Dental Science Student, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Objective: To describe the management of peri-implantitis with several surgical approaches.

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