The roof, the roof, the roof is in fire..! (or shall we say…inflamed!)
Peri-implantitis starts at the prosthesis of the dental implant, where the biofilm first accummulates. Understanding the interelation of the prosthesis with the complex system of tissue and bacteria is the key to prevent and mange peri-implant tissue inflammation, in the new paradigm of the The Implant Supracrestal Complex. This is a unifying concept in Implant Dentistry, where human tissue, mechanical components (implant, abutment, prosthesis) and bacteria are studied as one system. This way we can better understand the complex interactions that take place to determine health and disease and we can design more effective interventions to prevent and manage long term complications.