Periodontics Meet Implant Dentistry
- Pp. 336-347 (12)Rainer Buchmann
Preservation of natural teeth is the primary goal of dentistry. In severe periodontal settings, knowledge of patient expectations, case prognosis, properly diagnostic and surgical skills with delegation of basic services to dental hygienists are the key elements of long-term implant success. Implant dentistry in advanced periodontitis requires a 2 step, time-tested approach evaluating the outcomes of basic periodontal therapy prior to implant placement.