Dental professional's role in monitoring and maintenance of tissue-integrated prostheses

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. Winter 1989;4(4):305-10.


The long-term success of an implant-supported prosthesis is dependent not only on osseointegration of the implant to the surrounding osseous structures, but also the integrity and health of the surrounding peri-implant tissues. This paper defines and discusses the dental professional's role in (1) examining and assessing the peri-implant tissues (2) providing clinical maintenance protocols, and (3) recommending effective home-care instructions for a patient with implant-supported prostheses.

MeSH terms

  • Bone Regeneration*
  • Dental Devices, Home Care
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous*
  • Health Education, Dental*
  • Humans
  • Oral Hygiene / methods*
  • Periodontal Diseases / prevention & control*