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June 20, 2017
By Alan Edel, BDS
Commercial Supporter: 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.
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