Peri-implant infections of oral biofilm etiology.

@article{Belibasakis2015PeriimplantIO,
  title={Peri-implant infections of oral biofilm etiology.},
  author={Georgios N. Belibasakis and Georgios Charalampakis and Nagihan Bostanci and Bernd Stadlinger},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={830},
  pages={69-84}
}
Biofilms are complex microbial communities that grow on various surfaces in nature. The oral micobiota tend to form polymicrobial biofilms, particularly on the hard mineralized surfaces of teeth, which may impact on oral health and disease. They can cause inflammation of the adjacent tooth-supporting (periodontal) tissues, leading to destructive periodontal disease and tooth loss. The emergence of osseointegrated dental implants as a restorative treatment option for replacing missing teeth has… CONTINUE READING

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