This lecture is a comprehensive description of factors that may affect the implant outcome and lead to complications, from mucositis to peri-implantitis. Aspects related to the impact of complications on functional and esthetic outcomes are highlighted, with an emphasis on the pathogenesis of peri-implantitis based on stability of bone levels and loss of support around implants. In particular, this lecture covers different aspects of diagnosis and treatment, focusing on failing cases, treatment strategies and long-term results.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
recognize risk factors for biological complications around dental implants
describe clinical features of mucositis and peri-implantitis
describe strategies that aim at managing implant complications