Clinical parameters of evaluation during implant maintenance.

  title={Clinical parameters of evaluation during implant maintenance.},
  author={G R Bauman and Michael P Mills and John W Rapley and W H Hallmon},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  volume={7 2},
This paper reviews investigations concerning the clinical parameters of evaluating dental implants during the maintenance phase of therapy. Clinical parameters that are discussed include mobility, gingival alterations, tissue movement, probing and attachment level measurements, bleeding upon probing, occlusion, and microbial monitoring. The role of implant radiology is discussed and encompasses radiographic interpretation, interval, and technique.