Periodontitis & Peri-implantitis

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.

By:
Dr. Axel Spahr
Head of Periodontics, Sydney Dental Hospital
Head of the Discipline Periodontics, University of Sydney

2 thoughts on “Periodontitis & Peri-implantitis

  1. Hi Dental Implants Cost,
    Thanks for the above, I have periodontitis with bone loss. Periodontist told me to use biotene mouthwash because he believes dry mouth is caused by the several medications I take. He told me anti-depressant medications dry the mouth and because I have been on them long time, I should use biotene mouthwash. However, what does biotene have to do with periodontitis and bone loss? Does it cure or control further periodontal disease? i did have dry mouth but i drink water.
    BTW great blogpost

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