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. 

Learning objectives

  • 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.