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Introduction and Rationale

  • Thomas G. WilsonJr.Email author
  • Stephen Harrel
Chapter

Abstract

Implants do not always last the “lifetime of the patient.” This concept is introduced and the goals of the book are reviewed. Also, the definitions to be used in the book are presented.

Keywords

Implants Peri-implant mucositis Peri-implantitis Implant bone loss 

Reference

  1. 1.
    Caton JG, Armitage G, Bergludh T, et al. A new classification scheme for periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions-introduction and key changes from the 1999 classification. J Periodontol. 2018;89:S1–8.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Private Practice of PeriodonticsDallasUSA

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