Peri-Implantitis

This term has become popular recently, it is inflammation around dental implants after they have been in the mouth for some time and usually teeth have been made over them.

The causes are still unknown. There is speculation that it is a host reaction from bacterial changes in the mouth. It appears since bone and gums recede around natural teeth they seem to believe that the same is occurring around implants.

The treatment options are very similar to around natural teeth:

  • Have teeth and implants cleaned every 3 months
  • Gum Surgery – Lower gum tissues or add hard gum tissue
  • Add bone support with gum surgery

Dr. Herman Kupeyan