Prognostic Classification System for Implant Recession Defects
The etiology and progression of periimplant mucogingival defects are multifactorial. As such, the aim of this study was to discern and discuss the key long-term prognostic factors that change the balance of homeostasis/regeneration in periimplant mucogingival and recession defects.Materials and Methods:
This report provides cases and a discussion of anatomical factors that affect the long-term maintenance of periimplant soft tissue.Results:
The factors guiding long-term maintenance of the periimplant soft tissue apparatus are increasingly complex due to the additive combination of patient-related factors, anatomical variations, and unique material-host interactions.Conclusions:
Severity and number of these contributing factors should be considered before implant placement and/or in the treatment of periimplant defects to achieve the best esthetic and functional outcome. In addition, assessment of prognostic factors should be used to provide the patient a realistic, long-term assessment of the esthetic and functional stability of both implant and the surrounding periimplant tissues.