Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
*Corresponding Author: Abdul Ahad, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.
Received: January 12, 2018; Published: March 01, 2018
Citation: Abdul Ahad. “Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy: A Reliable Treatment Option for Peri-implantitis”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.4 (2018).
Current trends in the research, innovation and practice of oral implantology suggest a rapid growth in last two decades. Earlier, osseointegration was considered as the single most critical factor in the success of dental implants. However, with the continuously advancing front of research and development in implant designs, surface treatment and better armamentarium, osseointegration is invariably achieved in more than 90% of cases.
The focus of implant practice has now shifted from the functional stability of the implant to the long term esthetic concerns, suggesting that clinicians need to think beyond the initial osseointegration. Regular maintenance for long term success of implant supported prostheses cannot be ignored. Apart from the curriculum of dental schools, most clinicians will agree that maintenance of implants and management of peri-implant disease has not been given its rightful place in the short term courses, workshops and continuing education programs on oral implantology, particularly in the third world countries.
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