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Journal of Dental Specialities

Threat to implants: Peri- implantitis: A case report

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Author Details: Komal Thakkar, Pinal Patel, Archita Kikani, Mihir Shah

Volume : 5

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2393-9834

Print ISSN : 2320-7302

Article First Page : 172

Article End Page : 174


The use of dental implants has revolutionized the treatment of partially and fully edentulous patients today. Implants have become a feasible treatment approach for managing a broad range of clinical dilemmas due to their high level of predictability. It promises to sets high hope for patients to ‘bite on’ along with the best esthetic appearance. However, as every good has a bad along even our peri-implant tissue may develop discomforts due to these foreign bodies or can lose the supportive bone, even in cases of successful osseointegration. Such situation is suggestive of implant failure. One of such reason is ‘Peri–implantitis’ and probably one of the main causes of implant loss. The term peri-implantitis is described as destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues around osseointegrated implants, leading to the formation of a peri-implant pocket and loss of supporting bone. The current case report elaborates on the introduction, diagnosis of peri-implant diseases and its treatment at peri-implant site after 9 months of implant placement.

Keywords: Peri- Implantitis, Peri–Mucositis, Classification of Peri-Implantitis