Examination for Patients with Dental Implants
Implant failure is often preventable, therefore the rationale for maintenance. The examination of implant patients is in many ways similar to the examination performed on natural teeth. Routine and regular evaluation and examination of implants is mandatory. The assumption that implants “will not fail” should be avoided. Right angle radiographs at the time of prosthetic placement are mandatory and should be repeated regularly to evaluate possible bone loss. Implants should be probed routinely and patients should have routine maintenance cleaning and reinforcement of oral hygiene techniques.
KeywordsRoutine examination Right angle radiograph Probing of implants Prosthetic examination Routine maintenance Oral hygiene