Protect Your Smile from Peri-Implant Diseases

Dental implants offer the transformative potential of a beautiful smile and restored confidence. With proper care, these implants can endure for years, delivering lasting benefits. However, a crucial consideration lies in being well-versed in peri-implant disease, a factor that can impact dental implants.

Peri-implant diseases are intricate inflammatory conditions that share striking similarities with gum disease. Just as gum disease poses risks to natural teeth, peri-implant diseases impact the region surrounding dental implants. While dental implants promise a lifetime adorned with healthy, natural-looking teeth, proactive measures to prevent inflammation and disease are essential.

Peri-implant conditions encompass various ailments that directly impact the health of the soft tissues (gums) and underlying bone around dental implants. If left untreated, these illnesses can impair the implant’s integrity and potentially cause it to fail. The challenges that come with peri-implant illnesses are similar to those with gum diseases in many ways, yet there are subtle differences that distinguish these conditions.

Types Of Peri-Implant Diseases

In order to preserve the health and durability of dental implants, periodontal maintenance is essential. Among the possible concerns, peri-implant mucositis is a reversible disease requiring vigilant attention.

Peri-Implant Mucositis: Gum Inflammation

Gingivitis, the initial phase of gum disease, shares a resemblance with peri-implant mucositis. Both are characterised by gum inflammation surrounding the implant. However, it’s crucial to note that gingivitis does not involve bone loss, setting it apart from peri-implant mucositis.

Peri-Implantitis: Risk to Implant Stability

Peri-implantitis represents a more severe condition, characterised by inflammation affecting both the gums and the bone encircling the implant. Unlike mucositis, peri-implantitis can lead to the significant concern of bone loss and potentially culminate in implant failure.

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Peri-Implant Diseases: Common Causes

Inadequate Oral Hygiene

Poor oral hygiene might lead to the development of peri-implant disorders. Failure to brush and floss on a regular basis leads to plaque and tartar buildup around the implant, causing discomfort.

Previous Gum Disease

People with a gum disease history are more likely to develop peri-implant illnesses. The consequences of earlier gum disease might make the implant location more vulnerable.


Smoking poses a notable risk, impacting gum health and compromising the body’s ability to combat infections. Smokers stand at a higher vulnerability compared to nonsmokers in contracting peri-implant conditions.


Diabetes impairs the immune system, making the body less capable of fighting infections. Diabetes makes people more vulnerable to peri-implant illnesses.


Inflammation and infection can be caused by physical stress to the implant region. Complications might arise from unintentional accidents or inappropriate biting.

Design or placement

Inadequate implant placement or design flaws might result in an inflammatory and infectious environment. Implant success depends on precise placement and design.

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Understanding the way these factors interact highlights how complex peri-implant disorders can be. It’s crucial to address these risks and take steps to prevent them, ensuring your dental implants stay healthy for the long haul.

If you have questions about peri-implant diseases, just reach out to GUM & DENTAL IMPLANT CENTRE. We’re here to help you figure out your risks and create a plan to treat and prevent these issues.