The new 3D movie Peri-implantitis and its Prevention, the sixth episode of the cutting edge HD video animation series on Cell-to-Cell Communication describes the processes from peri-implant health to mucositis, the transition from peri-implant mucositis to peri-implantitis and finally healing and prevention by visualizing the highly complex intercellular interactions and signaling pathways. Special attention is given on the situation around the healthy, functional dental implant, the aggregation of bacteria on the dental implant surface and the biofilm in the niches.
What are peri-implant diseases and how can we prevent and manage them?
The answer is Guided Biofilm Therapy. Biofilm needs to be managed and removed regularly, as it is the primary factor behind peri-implant diseases. Unregulated biofilm growth leads to a loss of bone support around implants and carries a high risk of implant loss.
Effective prevention and management of peri-implant diseases can be achieved with Guided Biofilm Therapy. During the maintenance phase, use of AIRFLOW® technology with erythritol powder PLUS removes biofilm supra gingivally from the prosthesis and sub gingivally around the peri-implant sulcus. In patients with Peri mucositis, use of AIRFLOW® therapy with erythritol powder PLUS can prevent the disease from progressing into peri implantitis. In patients with deeper probing depths (more than 4mm) or with peri implantitis, use of the PERIOFLOW® nozzle with Erythritol based powder PLUS removes biofilm efficiently from the implant threads. PERIOFLOW® technology not only decontaminates but also preserves the integrity of the implant surface.