Just like natural teeth, dental implants are also susceptible to disease if not properly cared for. Peri-implant diseases, like periodontal diseases, have serious consequences for those affected, including problems with chewing and speaking, leading to negative impacts on overall well-being and quality of life. People with a history of periodontal disease, which affects close to 50% of the global population, are more likely to contract peri-implant disease if they also have dental implants. Prevention is key: A healthy lifestyle, with low exposure to risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, together with a personal oral care routine and regular dental check-ups, all help to prevent peri-implant diseases.
People with a history of periodontal disease are more likely to contract peri-implant disease if they also have dental implants.
Raising the visibility of peri-implant diseases as a public health challenge
The Peri-implant Diseases Project (PIDP) was launched in 2017 to increase global awareness about peri-implant diseases, raise periodontal health as a health priority at the national level and integrate oral health and periodontal health into general health policies. PIDP designs resources for oral health professionals to support the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of peri-implant diseases.
Increase global awareness about peri-implant diseases
Raise periodontal health as a health priority at the national level
Integrate oral health and periodontal health into general health policies
The Peri-implant Diseases Project was supported by the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (2017-2019).
International Dental Journal supplement
- Free online access to the Internal Dental Journal supplement: Consensus reports from the FDI workshop on prevention, diagnosis and treatment, September 2019