One of the greatest concerns of implant therapy for both patients and clinicians is the potential that the implant might fail. In 2015 the prevalence of peri-implantitis was reported to be as low as 1% and as high as 47%. (1) According to Tarnow, “Under the most conservative estimates, nearly 10% of all implants placed today will have some form of peri-implantitis in about 10 years.” (2) The range of reported peri-implantitis prevalence is controversial; however, it is commonly agreed that key features of peri-implant diseases are plaque biofilm and poor patient hygiene. (3) In this article, we will introduce a modern, nontraditional strategy to help ensure improved postsurgical patient comfort and hygiene at home, which are key to improved long-term implant success.
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