Peri Implantitis (PI) is a destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants, causing significant loss of supporting bone.
The current treatment protocols for PI include different techniques for implant surface treatments or decontamination. None of these methods provide a definitive solution, i.e. renewal of bone to implant integration.
Untreated PI can lead to dental implant removal and replacement. Dental implant loss requires a lengthy healing process and the introduction of new, one or more, implants. Consequently, an expensive, time-consuming restoration replacement process follows the dental implant replacement.
Original bone level
New bone level due to PI bone loss around implant