Managing cases

The following steps should be taken to avoid the implant’s rough surface becoming exposed to the oral environment, as this can contribute to peri-implantitis:

Cases involving moderate atrophy can be approached in different ways:

Buccal dehiscence is usually caused by poor implant positioning and/or thin buccal tissues.

The preferred method for treating buccal dehiscence is considered to be soft tissue grafting (provided that there are no infrabony lesions). The alternative is implant extraction and starting again.

To prevent mucosal recessions in the future and achieve long-term stability of peri-implant tissues, the speakers highlighted two requirements: