Primary prevention of peri-implantitis: Managing peri-implant mucositis

Jepsen S., Berglundh T., Genco R., Aass A. M. , Demirel K. , Derks J., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PERIODONTOLOGY, vol.42, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jcpe.12369


AimsOver the past decades, the placement of dental implants has become a routine procedure in the oral rehabilitation of fully and partially edentulous patients. However, the number of patients/implants affected by peri-implant diseases is increasing. As there are - in contrast to periodontitis - at present no established and predictable concepts for the treatment of peri-implantitis, primary prevention is of key importance. The management of peri-implant mucositis is considered as a preventive measure for the onset of peri-implantitis. Therefore, the remit of this working group was to assess the prevalence of peri-implant diseases, as well as risks for peri-implant mucositis and to evaluate measures for the management of peri-implant mucositis.