Implant maintenance: debridement and peri-implant home care

Compendium. 1991 Sep;12(9):644, 646, 648 passim.


Although implant maintenance is one of the most frequently overlooked areas in implantology, the success of an implant can hinge on maintenance performed at regular intervals. Prevention of peri-implant disease should be a prime motivating factor for patient and therapist involvement in a regular maintenance program.

MeSH terms

  • Dental Devices, Home Care
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Plaque / prevention & control*
  • Dental Polishing
  • Dental Prophylaxis / methods*
  • Humans
  • Oral Hygiene / methods*
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections / prevention & control


  • Dental Implants