Edition V14N01 | Year 2017 | Editorial Caso Clínico | Pages 98 to 105
Peri-implant diseases are inflammatory lesions that develop around the tissues that surround osseointegrated dental implants and can be differenced in two entities: peri-implant mucositis (a reversible inflammatory reaction that affects only the soft tissues surrounding the implant in function) and peri-implantitis (an inflammatory reaction associated with loss of supporting bone around the implant in function). High peri-implantitis incidence (28-56% of patients and 12-43% of the implant sites) lead to a growing concern in achieving a guide treatment protocol that promotes the resolution of this disease. Many different treatments are described in the literature but, in spite of some of that interventions can be effective, the level of evidence is, however, limited. The present case report illustrates a treatment option for a peri-implantitis case: decontamination of implant surface with TiBrush® device and guided bone regeneration. After 24 months the patient presented no clinical signs of disease and it was possible to observe in the radiograph the presence of bone around the implant.
Correia F, Lemos-Costa A, Faria-Almeida R. TiBrush® as an alternative to decontaminate the implant surface: case report. J Clin Dent Res. 2017 Jan-Mar;14(1):98-105. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2447-911x.14.1.098-105.oar