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May 18, 2016

 Keeping your implant clean: The ongoing battle against biofilm!

Once a successful implant has been placed and a crown or bridge inserted, keeping the implant clean is the next hurdle to maintain your implant long term. Without special attention, the periodontal structures around the implant, the bone and gum, can become infected by the bacteria in plaque (aka biofilm). This can result in “Peri-implantitis” and effectively destabilise the implant from the bone.