Maintenance phase
A proper maintenance phase is essential for long-lasting implants, as this will prevent disease recurrence.

Maintenance phase

Patients with dental implants require proper care and maintenance on a regular basis to prevent peri-implant complications.

There are several reasons justifying implant maintenance care:

Peri-implant tissues
Treatment phase
The treatment of peri-implant diseases is aimed at disrupting the pathogenic biofilm that accumulates around implants to control infection.

Treatment phase

Given the special features of the design and surface of implants, combined treatment including mechanical and chemical therapies is essential.

Below are some suggested treatment protocols, although

Maintenance phase
In order to sustain the successful outcome achieved in the treatment plan, carrying out an adequate periodontal maintenance phase is essential.

Maintenance phase

The periodontal maintenance phase forms part of periodontal treatment, and its objective is to prevent recurrence and to ensure long term preservation of the periodontal health achieved

Restorative phase
Once periodontal infection and inflammation are under control and after re-evaluating the patient, a restorative phase should be performed.

Restorative phase

The restorative phase is the second part of the periodontal treatment plan, and its goal is to reconstruct lost structures using procedures including occlusal adjustment, orthodontic treatment

Aetiological phase
The first phase of the periodontal treatment plan is the aetiological phase, whose aim is to control the infection.

Aetiological phase

The periodontal treatment plan starts with the aetiological phase whose purpose is to stop disease progression by controlling pathogenic oral biofilm, eradicate systemic and local aetiological factors