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 your patient’s medical and dental history must be made and recorded. A clinical (and if required radiographic) examination of the implant-supported prosthesis including the evaluation of risk factors and monitoring of the peri-implant tissues should be done.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to routinely assess the condition of the implants, fixed dental prosthesis (FDP), soft tissue and bone levels around the implants.

  • Perform an 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.

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