Today, the replacement of missing teeth with restorations anchored on endosseous dental implants is a standard treatment option in most dental practices and / or clinics. The number of dental implants placed worldwide is increasing every year. However, the increasing number of implants is accompanied by an increasing incidence of peri-implantitis, leading to the disintegration of a formerly successful osseointegrated dental implant.
Dentists should know the current data of implants and / or peri-implantitis and to discuss the preventive measures, treatment optionns as well as the prognosis of implants vs natural teeth in the long run.
Dr. Axel Spahr
Head of Periodontics, Sydney Dental Hospital
Head of the Discipline Periodontics, University of Sydney