Dental implant treatment in patients with periodontitis. A Review of literature

Rachana Shrestha, B Shrestha, G Ou

Abstract

Periodontitis is one of the main reasons for edentulism. The issue of successful placement of dental implant in patients with a history of periodontitis is an important treatment planning consideration. This article broadly reviews the success and survival rates of implant therapy in patients with history of periodontitis as well as the role of implant design/ implant surface and smoking including the role of supportive periodontal therapy/ infection control program for those patients.

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