As an increasing number of patients choose dental implants over traditional methods of tooth replacement, a corresponding rise in the number of individuals with posttreatment complications can be expected. Consequently, treating peri-implant infections is becoming a more significant factor in the long-term prognosis for retention for implant retention. This book provides a clear and easy-to-understand description of peri-implant tissue anatomy and structure as well as etiologic and pathogenetic factors associated with peri-implantitis. Clinical features and current methods for diagnosis of peri-implant disease (including radiologic and microbiologic procedures) are discussed in detail based on numerous case studies. Using a modular treatment approach that emphasizes clinical relevance, this book provides a comprehensive and critical introduction to successful management of peri-implantitis, including nonsurgical procedures (eg, laser therapy and implant surface decontamination), antimicrobial and antiphlogistic treatments, and surgical procedures (eg, resective and regenerative procedures).
Contributions from Akira Aoki, Martin Sager, Katrin Schwarz, Anton Sculean, Aristeo Atsushi Takasaki.
272 pp; 510 illus (mostly color)