Unlike the natural teeth the differences in the supporting structure of the implant make them more susceptible to inflammation and bone loss when plaque accumulates. Therefore, a comprehensive maintenance protocol should be followed to ensure the longevity of the implant. Maintenance of the peri-implant health is a critical factor in the long-term success of dental implant therapy. This article reviews about the evaluation of implants and various professional and home care methods of dental implant prosthesis.
Key words: Dental implants, peri-implant mucosa, hygiene, maintenance, long term success.
Received: 14 February, 2019 Revised: 25 February, 2019 Accepted: 27 February, 2019
Corresponding Author: Dr. Pardeep Bansal, Professor & HOD, Department of Prosthodontics, Dasmesh Institute of Research & Dental Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India,
This article may be cited as: Bansal P, Dhanya, Bansal P, Singh H, Shanta. Dental Implant Maintenance- “How to Do?” & “What to Do”- A Review. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(3):24-29.