4.2 Maintenance visit
Patients who have undergone successful implant therapy should be evaluated at regular intervals by their dentist. During each maintenance visit, a thorough assessment and update of the patient’s medical and dental history must be made and recorded. A clinical (and if required radiographic) examination of the implant-supported overdenture and monitoring of the peri-implant tissues should be done.
Be able to routinely assess the condition of the implants, overdenture, soft tissue and bone levels around the implants.
Perform implant-specific clinical evaluation to diagnose healthy peri-implant tissues.
Recognize signs and symptoms of biological and technical complications and know how to manage these complications.