At the current time, there is no consensus about the frequency of dental implant maintenance. Two important parameters that will help decide the frequency are:

  1. The health of patient’s overall dentition
  2. The health of the peri-implant tissue

The following guidelines will assist in deciding the frequency of implant maintenance:

  • Patients with no signs of inflammation around both implants and natural teeth – twice a year
  • Patients with generalized gingivitis, but healthy peri-implant tissue – twice a year
  • Patients with compromised or incorrect prosthetic design – three to four times a year
  • Patients with periodontal disease (past or present), but healthy peri-implant tissue – three to four times a year
  • Implants with peri-implantitis require appropriate treatment for resolving the inflammation, potential infection and subsequent bone loss.
Peri-implantits presents with multiple etiological factors, therefore different treatment modalities are involved (to be discussed in future newsletter articles).

Our mission is to help our patients live healthier lives. Your comfort and health are our first priority. Your beautiful smile is always our goal.