The development of implants reflects one of the foremost breakthroughs of dentistry. As the market keeps growing exponentially, the implantologist faces an unavoidable challenge, that is, how to deal with the complications associated with implants. Literature published so far has focused in dealing with the technical and surgical aspects of implant therapy. Information regarding the management of periimplant diseases is rather lacking. Hence, the purpose of this article is to provide an overview and description of periimplant diseases, along with treatment recommendations.
*Current: Private Practice, Tokyo, Japan. Former: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
†Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Research Advisor, Eng. A.B. Growth Factors and Bone Regeneration Research Chair, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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