4.2 Maintenance visit
Patients who have undergone successful implant therapy should be evaluated at regular intervals. 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.
Be able to routinely assess the condition of the implant, crown, soft tissue and bone levels around the implant.
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.