PERI-IMPLANT DISEASE

The consensus report of the Sixth European Workshop on Periodontology defined peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis as infectious diseases.

What is peri-implant mucositis?

Peri-implant mucositis is defined as an inflammatory lesion that resides in the mucosa.

What is peri-implantitis?

Peri-impalntitis is defined as an inflammatory process affecting the tissue around an implant in function that has resulted in loss of supporting bone.

What can cause peri-implantitis?

There is limited evidence that the following is associated with peri-implantitis:

In what percentage of patients do peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis occur?

Note that peri-implantitis occurs in between 28% and 56% of patients treated with implants and peri-implant mucositis occurs in about 80% of patients.


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