The basic parametre how to categorise implant patients is what condition their teeth are in. If patient’s teeth are affected by periodontitis, the process of cure or treatment of this disease must precede the actual implant therapy. This process is called the ‘stabilization’of periodontitis.
Patients who suffer from periodontitis are approached differently also after the surgical intervention. In most cases their dental hygiene is being monitored in order to prevent the accumulation of microorganisms in the area of implants and thus prevent peri-implantitis (note: peri-implantitis – destructive inflammatory disease of bone in the closest area around implants).