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Impact of Prosthesis Design On Peri-Implant Disease

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Clinicians can mitigate the risk of peri-implant mucositis and periimplantitis by considering these factors in implant prosthesis design.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain risk factors for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis, and the prevalence of these conditions.
  2. List some of the clinical factors that influence outcomes in dental implant therapy.
  3. Discuss specific prosthesis design features that increase the risk of peri-implant disease.
  4. Describe treatment strategies to minimize the risk of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

This course was issued in the April 2019 issue and expires 4/30/22. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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