The Art and Science of Optimal Hygiene for Dental Implants

July 1, 2021

While careful treatment planning, skilled surgical placement and accurate fabrication and delivery of dental implant restorations are critical to successful outcomes, personal and professional maintenance, including meticulous hygiene, is equally important. Given the propensity for biofilm formation on implants and implant components, regular and effective debris and bacterial removal is essential. This issue of Prosthodontics Newsletter visits recently published evidence on a variety of factors that contribute to effective maintenance and hygiene for our implant patients.

Inside this issue:

  • Adequate Access for Peri-implant Hygiene
  • Bar- vs Stud-retained Overdentures
  • Biofilm Formation on Implant Materials
  • Power vs Manual Toothbrushes



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