In today’s dentistry, we are giving patients a viable option for tooth replacement, but we must remember: treatment of dental implants does not end after the surgical or restorative phases. Creating a maintenance program that is tailored to the patient and their dental implant is key. Depending on the patient’s motivation, dexterity, physical capabilities, and type of prosthetic, there can be many ways to maintain their dental implant at-home and in-office. Understanding the latest research and products that will help create long-term success for your patients is essential.
Define peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis and the differentiating clinical factors according to the newest classifications established in 2018
Explain the steps of assessing dental implants after placement and during maintenance visits
List new protocols for in-office implant maintenance and know when to use them
Determine the correct products for at-home maintenance with a patient-centered focus