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Implant Dent. 2017 Dec;26(6):848-852. doi: 10.1097/ID.0000000000000630.

Prognostic Classification System for Implant Recession Defects.

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1
Graduate Student, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI.
2
Assistant Professor, Graduate Implant Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA.
3
Professor, Department of Stomatology, Division of Periodontics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
4
Professor and Director of Graduate Periodontics, Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The etiology and progression of periimplant mucogingival defects are multifactorial. As such, the aim of this study was to discern and discuss the key long-term prognostic factors that change the balance of homeostasis/regeneration in periimplant mucogingival and recession defects.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

This report provides cases and a discussion of anatomical factors that affect the long-term maintenance of periimplant soft tissue.

RESULTS:

The factors guiding long-term maintenance of the periimplant soft tissue apparatus are increasingly complex due to the additive combination of patient-related factors, anatomical variations, and unique material-host interactions.

CONCLUSIONS:

Severity and number of these contributing factors should be considered before implant placement and/or in the treatment of periimplant defects to achieve the best esthetic and functional outcome. In addition, assessment of prognostic factors should be used to provide the patient a realistic, long-term assessment of the esthetic and functional stability of both implant and the surrounding periimplant tissues.

PMID:
28753196
DOI:
10.1097/ID.0000000000000630
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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