Chronic periodontitis is a progressive disease with loss of several teeth. Implant therapy in these patients can be a successful outcome as long as the tissues are kept healthy from a microbiologic viewpoint. Regular follow-up visits after complex reconstruction is the key for long-term success. In our report, recall visits were kept on short intervals for ten years. The results showed that implants were very good prosthetic replacements in chronic sufferers of the disease but regular followups are the gold standard.
Keywords: bone loss; Biological complications; dental implants; long-term survival; peri-implantitis; periodontitis; supportive periodontal therapy.
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