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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Maintenance protocol for implant supported restorations: An overview


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Author Details: Himanshu Aeran*,Varun Kumar,Mudita Sood,Lakshya Vishnoi

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 139

Article End Page : 142


Abstract

In the recent years, implants have emerged as a very successful treatment modality to replace missing teeth. The success of implant therapy depends upon adequate diagnosis and treatment planning. There is a direct relationship between the success of implant therapy and oral hygiene maintenance of dental implants. A clear directive must be established by every clinician for the implant maintenance protocol with routine clinical evaluation of implants. Clinicians must be well versed with the means to assess and maintain implants along with the techniques and instruments to be used. The patients must be made aware to set up an adequate home care ritual for long term success of dental implants. This article explains implant assessment, monitoring, and home & in office maintenance protocol.

Keywords: Implants, Monitoring, Maintenance, Prosthesis.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2395-499X.2018.0032