Peri-implantitis: could a change in the implant surface be part of the solution?
Speaker: Dr. Philippe Khayat DCD, MSD
Date: Wednesday, 20 June, 15.15 – 16.15
Place: Room E105-108
Peri-implantitis is a puzzling and frustrating pathology. Like periodontitis, several risk factors have been described and analysed. But some factors may be more speciﬁc to the implant treatment. Could rough implant surfaces be one of them? Anecdotal reports by surgeons placing higher numbers of implants in the years before 2000 when smoother machined surfaces were the standard of care, ﬁnding that cases peri-implantitis were way lower than today. The debate is currently very active and current published scientiﬁc studies do not indicate a consensus. In the work-shop we will explore this controversy through a critical review of the published literature. We also will address this issue from an own clinical perspective and present several interesting cases treated in our clinic with long term follow-up, trying to develop a hypothesis what is peri-implantitis and how it potentially be inﬂuenced by surface characteristics. A perspective on our own clinical treatment protocol will be given and a new hybrid implant design will be proposed.
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