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Laser Therapy for Adjunctive Treatment of Peri-Implant Disease

Course Number: 564

Peri-implant Health

Healthy peri-implant mucosa is comprised by a core of connective tissue covered by either keratinized or non-keratinized mucosal epithelium. A healthy implant should demonstrate an endosseous implant surface is in contact with mineralized bone, while the remainder is associated with bone marrow, intraosseous vascular structures, and/or fibrous tissues. A healthy implant is asymptomatic and provides function in mastication, speech, and esthetics and the healthy peri-implant environment presents with an absence of clinical inflammation and progressive bone loss.47