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June 20, 2017

Air Polishing for Implant Maintenance

By Alan Edel, BDS
Supported by Johnson-Promident

Among the methods for achieving biofilm removal around dental implants is air polishing, which can be used to attain significant improvement in the clinical parameters of marginal bleeding, bleeding on probing, suppuration, and probing depth.  This article discusses the characteristics and applications of homogenous stream technology air-polishing devices that can be used routinely for implant maintenance, biofilm removal around implants, and cleaning around implant abutments, attachments, and superstructures without concern about damaging the implant or transmucosal element surfaces.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Discuss peri-implant disease treatment using air polishing as a component of implant maintenance.

  • Describe standard and homogeneous stream technology air-polishing delivery systems.

  • Explain the indications and contraindications for air polishing.

  • Discuss the efficacy of air polishing as a component of peri-implant disease treatment.

About the Author

Alan Edel, MSc, BDS (Hons), LDS, RCS (Eng)
Founder and CEO, Deldent, Tel Aviv, Israel

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