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Definition, etiology, prevention and treatment of peri-implantitis – a review

Overview of attention for article published in Head & Face Medicine, September 2014
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Definition, etiology, prevention and treatment of peri-implantitis – a review
Published in
Head & Face Medicine, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1746-160x-10-34
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Ralf Smeets, Anders Henningsen, Ole Jung, Max Heiland, Christian Hammächer, Jamal M Stein


Peri-implant inflammations represent serious diseases after dental implant treatment, which affect both the surrounding hard and soft tissue. Due to prevalence rates up to 56%, peri-implantitis can lead to the loss of the implant without multilateral prevention and therapy concepts. Specific continuous check-ups with evaluation and elimination of risk factors (e.g. smoking, systemic diseases and periodontitis) are effective precautions. In addition to aspects of osseointegration, type and structure of the implant surface are of importance. For the treatment of peri-implant disease various conservative and surgical approaches are available. Mucositis and moderate forms of peri-implantitis can obviously be treated effectively using conservative methods. These include the utilization of different manual ablations, laser-supported systems as well as photodynamic therapy, which may be extended by local or systemic antibiotics. It is possible to regain osseointegration. In cases with advanced peri-implantitis surgical therapies are more effective than conservative approaches. Depending on the configuration of the defects, resective surgery can be carried out for elimination of peri-implant lesions, whereas regenerative therapies may be applicable for defect filling. The cumulative interceptive supportive therapy (CIST) protocol serves as guidance for the treatment of the peri-implantitis. The aim of this review is to provide an overview about current data and to give advices regarding diagnosis, prevention and treatment of peri-implant disease for practitioners.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 551 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 110 20%
Student > Bachelor 67 12%
Student > Postgraduate 63 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 53 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 49 9%
Other 91 16%
Unknown 126 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 317 57%
Engineering 22 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 3%
Materials Science 13 2%
Other 36 6%
Unknown 138 25%

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