This lecture provides the keys to designing successful and practical supportive care protocols for patients with implant restorations. Evidence highlighting the importance of this phase of treatment is presented. Preventive strategies including oral hygiene and biofilm removal techniques are outlined. Identification of risk for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis are discussed along with diagnostic criteria for identifying biologic complications.
At the end of this Congress Lecture you should be able to…
explain the importance of the supportive care phase of implant treatment to long-term success
discuss strategies to prevent biologic complications
describe the risk factors for biologic complications
explain diagnostic criteria for biologic complications