This review of patient-performed or administered measures used adjunctively to submarginal instrumentation for the management of peri-implant mucositis included 14 studies. The findings indicated that adjunctive measures reduced probing depth, bleeding on probing and plaque level reductions at 3 months and were in favour of adjunctive measures, which were plaque.[read the full story...]
Peri-implant mucositis – non-surgical treatments
This review of the effectiveness of professional mechanical/physical treatment of peri-implant mucositis included 5 RCTs. None of the included RCTs was at low risk of bias so there is little evidence to recommend one treatment of combination of treatment. Additional high quality well reported studies are needed.[read the full story...]
Peri-implantitis – efficacy of different bone reconstructive therapies
This review of the efficacy of different bone reconstructive therapies for peri-implantitis compared to access flap surgery at 12 months or longer. included 18 studies with 12 RCTs contributing to the meta-analyses. The findings suggest that compared with access flap surgery reconstructive surgery does not offer significant improvements at 12 months but the evidence is of low certainty.[read the full story...]
Peri-implantitis – How common is it?
This review aiming to estimate the overall prevalence of peri-implantitis included 57 studies (18 cross-sectional,18 longitudinal, 17 cohort studies, 3 RCTs and 1 case-control). Meta-analysis found an ooverall patient level prevalence of 20% (95%CI; 16.6 to 23.7%). However most of the studies used convenience samples and there was a marked heterogeneity in the diagnostic criteria used so the findings should be viewed cautiously.[read the full story...]
Peri-implantitis – Surgical treatment with or without adjunctive graft material
This review of the surgical treatment of peri-implantitis alone or in combination with adjunctive graft material included 5 small RCTs. The findings suggest improvements in marginal bone level (MBL) with graft material but the findings should be interpreted very cautiously because of the limited amount and quality of the evidence.[read the full story...]
Peri-implantitis: Are locally administered antibiotics effective?
This review of the effectiveness of locally administered antibiotics in the treatment of peri-implantitis included 12 small studies 7 of which were RCTs. While the findings suggest a small additional benefit with antibiotic use however the clinical importance of this is debatable.[read the full story...]
Oral lichen planus as a risk factor for peri-implant disease
In this blog Rajpal Tattar looks at a review and meta-analysis investigating the correlation between oral lichen planus and peri-implant disease. Only two small observational studies were included so the availabel evidence is very limited.[read the full story...]
Peri-implant disease: Does supportive periodontal treatment improve implant survival?
This review of the impact of supportive periodontal treatment (SPT) following implant placement on peri-implant disease and survival rates included 9 studies. While the findings suggests that SPT can improve peri‐implant health the quality of the available evidence is limited so high quality well conducted prospective studies are needed.[read the full story...]
Peri-implantitis: Is periodontal disease a risk factor?
This review to assess whether dental implants placed in patients with periodontitis have a higher risk of peri-implantitis included 19 mainly cross-sectional studies providing very low quality evidence to suggest a link.[read the full story...]
Peri-implantitis: Are surgical treatments effective?
This review of surgical treatments for peri-implantitis included 16 studies, 9 of which were randomised trials providing limited evidence to suggest which methods are the most effective.[read the full story...]