Quality Resource Guide: Maintenance for Patients with Implant-Supported Dental Restorations is organized by MetLife.
Published Date: May 2017
Expiration Date: May 2020
MetLife designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits for the review of this Quality Resource Guide and successful completion of the post test.
Dental implants are increasingly used for tooth replacement. Post-therapy maintenance of the implant and its associated restoration is critical to manage the potential biological and mechanical complications that may occur in the years following therapy. This Quality Resource Guide (QRG), using an evidence-based approach, discusses appropriate steps to maintain dental implants and supported restorations, outlines an appropriate maintenance protocol to increase longevity of dental implants and supported restorations, and examines the influence of risk indicators during the maintenance of restored dental implants. Guidelines for professional and at-home maintenance of implant-borne restorations are presented. The QRG is an important reference for the dental office to review while planning a maintenance program for a patient with (a) implant-supported restoration(s). It also provides background information for the clinician to answer patients’ questions regarding their implants and maintenance care.
Following this unit of instruction, the learner should be able to:
• Describe the expected periodontal response that occurs following implant placement and restoration.
• Describe the appropriate steps to maintain dental implants and supported restorations.
• Understand the importance of an established maintenance protocol to increase longevity of dental implants and supported restorations.
• Discuss the influence of relevant risk indicators in the maintenance protocol of restored dental implants.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dentistry, Periodontics and Periodontology