On June 17th 2016 I attended an interesting course on Peri-implantitis given by Dr. Pablo Moreno, who talked about improving implant success and preventing surrounding bone loss.
Peri-implantitis is the name given to infection around the implant. It affects the gums and the bone. It causes progressive bone loss, sometimes leading to loss of the implant itself.
The content of this training workshop concentrated on bone biology associated to osseointegration, the parameters which define success in implant maintenance, and the surgical factors associated to marginal bone loss.
The objectives of the course were to learn the criteria which define peri-implant disease, to develop the concept of marginal bone loss as a key factor in preserving implants, to analyse the surgical and prosthesic factors linked to establishment of the disease, to evaluate the peri-implant osseous substrate and study its behaviour in response to surgery, and to detail the ideal characteristics of a dental implant.