How to treat ailing and failing implants.

Abstract

This article describes treatment of the ailing implant (bone loss with pocketing but static at the maintenance checks) and the failing implant (bone loss with pocketing, bleeding upon probing, purulence, and evidence of continuing bone loss irrespective of therapy). Because the surface of the implant is contaminated with endotoxin, it must be detoxified… (More)

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