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.

Learning objectives

  • 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.