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Clinical, microbiological and radiographic considerations observed around dental implants

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Author(s): Fabiana Amaral Chiapinotto | Cassiano Kuchenbeker Rösing | Geraldo Augusto Chiapinotto | Josué Martos

Journal: RSBO
ISSN 1806-7727

Volume: 9;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 89;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: dental implants | periimplantitis | diagnosis.

ABSTRACT
Introduction: Periimplantitis is characterized by the inflammation of the soft tissues, bleeding, and suppuration, as well as rapid bone loss around dental implants that are in function. The lesion is associated with the presence of subgingival plaque, which contains a wide variety of Gram-negative anaerobic microorganisms. Objective: This review aimed to expose some clinical, microbiological and radiographic characteristics found in periodontal tissues and around dental implants. Literature review: Despite the anatomical differences between the periodontium and the tissues around implants, several studies have indicated some similarities, such as the production of inflammatory mediators and active microbiota. Conclusion: Regular maintenance and daily plaque control may be important factors in the long-term maintenance of implant-supported prostheses.
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