With the discovery of osseointegration and advancement in dental materials dental implants provide superior support, stability and retention for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth than any available prosthetic option.
But with the use of implants, an associated biological complication of peri-implant disease is seen in 48% of cases.
Hence, this review aims to summarize the risk factors associated with peri-implantits and highlights current prevention strategies available and those to be further researched to minimise the incidence and severity of peri-implant disease and enhance longevity of implants.
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Dental implant therapy is currently a popular treatment modality for the rehabilitation of partial and complete edentulism.
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, around 3 million Americans utilize dental implants with an increasing number of 5,00,000 every year.
Sequeira V / Todkar MM / Abhyankar V / Fernandes G