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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants



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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 25 (2010), No. 4     15. July 2010
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 25 (2010), No. 4  (15.07.2010)

Page 831-833, PubMed:20657882

Nonsurgical Treatment of Retrograde Peri-implantitis: A Case Report
Waasdorp, Jonathan / Reynolds, Mark A.
The following report presents the treatment of a 53-year-old man that developed a radiolucency around the apex of the implant in the mandibular incisor region after placement and immediate provisionalization (nonfunctional loading). The radiolucency was detected during the final impression phase, 4 months after placement. A cone-beam computed tomographic scan revealed extensive involvement of the apical one third of the implant. The patient was placed on a course of antibiotics and monitored periodically over the next 12 months. The radiographic lesion gradually resolved over the following 9 months without further treatment. The patient remained asymptomatic throughout the course of final restorative therapy.

Keywords: dental implant, radiolucency, retrograde peri-implantitis