This lecture discusses the effect of excess cement on the peri-implant soft tissue. Discrepancies around the implant margin have also been shown to be detrimental to the peri-implant tissue. Excess retained cement results in significant inflammation and bone loss around restored dental implants. It can be difficult to clean the subgingival implant margin, and this may cause further damage to the titanium implant-abutment surface. There are various cementation techniques and restorative options available to reduce or eliminate excess cement. Options will be presented to minimize excess cement as well as to maximize peri-implant soft tissue health.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
understand the key factors that affect the health of peri-implant soft tissue
discuss the problems of excess cement to the surrounding health of peri-implant soft tissue
describe clinical strategies to minimize or prevent cement peri-implantitis
ITI Online Academy Recordings, Basel, Switzerland, 2017