GS5: An Interactive Session on Managing the Failing Dental Implant
November 5 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Program Track: Implant Surgery and Prosthetic Rehabilitation
I. Stephen Brown
Stuart J. Froum
Paul S. Rosen
Paul S. Rosen
Implants have been a highly predictable treatment approach for managing a broad range of clinical problems. While in many cases dental implants have been reported to achieve long-term success, they are not immune from biologic complications. Peri-implantitis is an inflammatory biologic complication that has been reported to affect the surrounding soft and hard tissues of a dental implant leading to progressive loss of supporting bone beyond physiologic bone remodeling. The dilemma for clinicians is how to manage this difficult conundrum.
This interactive session will explore some of the treatment options available for peri-implantitis. You, the audience, will be able to weigh in on which approach you would use. The options will range from a laser-assisted approach to one that is either resective or regenerative to extracting the implant and starting over again. This session will feature clinicians/thought leaders who will either support or challenge your treatment decisions.
- Discuss the limitations to the varying surgical approaches for treating peri-implantitis.
- Identify the benefit to removing a dental implant with advanced peri-implantitis and starting over.
- Discuss why a minimally-invasive approach using a dental laser may be the treatment of choice.
- List methods for optimal implant surface decontamination.