The Role of Occlusion in the Dental Implant and Peri-implant Condition: A Review. Academic Article uri icon


  • Dental implants have become a widely used dental treatment approach. It is important to identify factors that can be detrimental to dental implants and the peri-implant complex. There is controversy regarding whether occlusion plays a role in the implant and peri-implant condition. The present study aims to review the scientific literature regarding this topic. Animal and human studies, and previous reviews on the topic are included and presented. There is a wide heterogeneity among study designs. Several articles demonstrated that occlusion and occlusion overload could detrimentally affect the peri-implant condition, while other articles did not support these results. More studies are needed to help understand the mechanisms by which occlusion might play a role in the peri-implant condition.

published proceedings

  • Open Dent J

author list (cited authors)

  • Graves, C. V., Harrel, S. K., Rossmann, J. A., Kerns, D., Gonzalez, J. A., Kontogiorgos, E. D., Al-Hashimi, I., & Abraham, C.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Graves, Carmen V||Harrel, Steve K||Rossmann, Jeffrey A||Kerns, David||Gonzalez, Jorge A||Kontogiorgos, Elias D||Al-Hashimi, Ibtisam||Abraham, Celeste

publication date

  • January 2016