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Prosthodontic steps that can induce peri-implant diseasesProsthodontic steps

vendredi 2 novembre 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Paola Pino
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Prosthodontic steps

The causes of peri-implantitis remain a hotly debated topic in the world of implant dentistry. A UK-based study took a closer look at the prosthodontic stages of treatment to see if they could identify ways to limit the incidence of peri-implantitis. 

 The extent to which procedures carried out during the prosthodontic stage can contribute to peri-implantitis has not been fully explored. The authors of this study posited that the role of prosthodontic treatment may be underestimated with regards to peri-implantitis causation. For instance, procedures such as impression-taking and cementation may have serious long-term consequences if the implant surface has been contaminated.

The authors carried out a systematic review of the prosthodontic phases of treatment to identify best practices for minimising peri-implant complica­tions. This involved an examination of the clinical, biological and mechanical complications which can be encountered during restoration.

As its causes are not fully understood, the authors could not provide a definitive course of action for prosthodontists looking to reduce the chances of peri-implantitis. They recommend taking care to select an implant with a proven track record as well as paying meticulous care and attention to the execution and delivery of the prosthesis, to further mitigate the chances of peri-implantitis.

This study was presented as an e-poster at the 2017 EAO Congress.

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