Dental professional's role in monitoring and maintenance of tissue-integrated prostheses. Academic Article uri icon


  • The long-term success of an implant-supported prosthesis is dependent not only on osseointegration of the implant to the surrounding osseous structures, but also the integrity and health of the surrounding peri-implant tissues. This paper defines and discusses the dental professional's role in (1) examining and assessing the peri-implant tissues (2) providing clinical maintenance protocols, and (3) recommending effective home-care instructions for a patient with implant-supported prostheses.

author list (cited authors)

  • Orton, G. S., Steele, D. L., & Wolinsky, L. E.

citation count

  • 25

publication date

  • January 1989