Care for Dental Implants a Must to Fight against Pei-Implantitis
Dental implants are regarded by everyone as an effective way to solve their dental woes and restore their smiles. With proper care, patients can even see their restored smiles last for a lifetime. Recent incidents, however, show the negative effect of neglecting proper care for dental implants, as dentists are seeing an increase in cases of peri-implantitis, or the gradual loss of jaw bone supporting an implant.
The Prevalence of Peri-Implantitis
In its nature, peri-implantitis, like periodontitis or gum disease, is an inflammatory disease caused by bacterial infection around the implant area, causing the gradual loss of the jaw bone that supports it. Dental experts, however, are still confirming whether the infection itself causes the gradual bone loss, or if the bone loss causes the exposure of the implant area to bacteria.