SURFACE CHARACTERSTICS AND PERIIMPLANTMUCOSITIS: A REVIEW
Keywords:Periimplantitis, surface characterstics, microbiology
Developing different modalities for the replacement of lost natural teeth has been an elusive goal for centuries. Dental implants have increasingly emerged as an important treatment option for the restoration of both partially and complete edentulous persons. However, exposure of implants in the oral cavity presents a unique surface that can interact with native host bacteria leading to plaque formation and consequently peri-implant diseases. Different implant material promote selective adherence during early plaque formation. This article discusses the influence of different implant materials and surface characteristics of implant influencing the accumulation of plaque and periimplant diseases.
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