Chapter 1: Unfolding the initiation and progression of peri-implantitis: The scope of the problem
Chapter 2: Diagnosis and Monitoring of Peri-implant Conditions
Chapter 3: In vitro diagnostics in monitoring peri-implant conditions
Chapter 4: Morphological and Phenotypical Characteristics of Peri-Implantitis
Chapter 5: Critical peri-implant soft tissue dimensions in health and disease
Chapter 6: Critical hard tissue dimensions on peri-implant health and disease
Chapter 7: Local confounders of peri-implantitis: Predisposing, Precipitant and Accelerating Factors
Chapter 8: Systemic confounders and deleterious habits of peri-implantitis
Chapter 9: Genetic and Epigenetic Susceptibility of Peri-Implantitis
Chapter 10: Primary Prevention of Peri-Implantitis: Peri-Implant Supportive Maintenance Therapy
Chapter 11: Secondary Prevention of Peri-Implantitis: Management of Peri-Implant Mucositis
Chapter 12: Management of peri-implantitis: Lessons learnt from the treatment of periodontitis
Chapter 13: Management of Peri-Implantitis: Part 2: A Simplified Decision-Making Process
Chapter 14: Non-surgical treatment for peri-implantitis
Chapter 15: Pharmacological Adjuvant for the Management of Peri-Implantitis
Chapter 16: Strategies for implant surface detoxification
Chapter 17: Surgical Resective Therapy of Peri-Implant Defects: When and How?
Chapter 18: Part 1 - Reconstructive therapy for the management of Peri-Implantitis
Chapter 18: Part II: The EP-DDS protocol for Reconstructive Therapy: A new Perspective in the management of peri-implantitis
Chapter 19: Soft tissue conditioning for the prevention and management of peri
Chapter 20: The use of biologic agents in the Therapy of Peri-Implantitis: Rationale and Efficacy
Chapter 21: Management of peri-implant soft tissue dehiscences in the aesthetic zone
Chapter 22: Future perspectives in the understanding of peri-implantitis
Unfolding Peri-Implantitis” is a timely publication to enlarge the armamentarium of the implant clinician. When osseointegration was introduced as a therapy for the replacement of the natural dentition by Branemark, it appeared to be a highly predictable procedure if performed under sterile conditions by dentists with a formal surgical background. It was accepted as an appropriate predictable solution for young and middle-aged edentulous patients. No one anticipated the positive results and the acceptability of clientele to follow through with these therapies.
The editors have engaged surgical and prosthetic thought leaders to share their methods ranging from prevention to regeneration. The surgical complications require a decision whether to save a tooth or insert an implant. The location of the implant is important if it can be performed in an acceptable fashion for the patient. The patient’s satisfaction will vary greatly from posterior teeth to the esthetic zone. Therefore, there are times where you can save the implant although it is not in the best interest of the patient.
A well-prepared clinician resolves this decision based on previous experience and recently-approved therapeutics. This text provides contemporary information to practice constructive endpoint goals for the patients. I would suggest that there is a place in every dental operatory for this text and I am sure that it will provide the solutions required to manage periimplantitis.