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Compend Contin Educ Dent. 1998 Jan;19(1):17-20, 22-3, 26-8; quiz 30.

Bone regeneration for reintegration in peri-implant destruction.

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Department of Periodontology, Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger, School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.


Complications and deterioration around functional osseointegrated implants stem from two major factors: bacterial-initiated disease and overloading. Peri-implant breakdown can occur during the postsurgical phase and before the reconstructive phase as a result of surgical trauma and/or predisposed compromised recipient bone site. Technical errors also potentially contribute to bone loss, which results in the loss of osseointegration. Two case reports associated with peri-implant destruction are presented. The possible etiologic factors are discussed, and an attempt to regenerate lost peri-implant tissue is demonstrated via guided bone regeneration principles using barrier membranes.

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