About this Research Topic
Tooth loss is one of the main complications of periodontitis. Dental implants are commonly used worldwide to replace missing teeth with a high rate of long-term survival. Over the last decade, an increasing rate of biological complications, mucositis and peri-implantitis, has been observed. Such diseases of infectious origin are the main cause of implant loss as they are characterized by the inflammation and destruction of peri-implant tissues.
The management of mucositis and peri-implantitis is challenging. Several non-surgical and surgical protocols have been proposed and evaluated so far. However, data related to the treatment outcomes and their long-term stability remain contradictory emphasizing the need of a better characterization of the biological processes involved in peri-implant diseases, development and of new therapeutic approaches.
This Research Topic aims to highlight the latest research associated with the development of promising peri-implant therapeutics. We invite researchers to contribute original research, review articles, basic and clinical studies focusing on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment of peri-implant diseases.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
• Basic molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in peri-implantitis development
• Identification and validation of novel agents that modulate inflammatory responses at peri-implant level
• Identification and validation of novel molecules and biomarkers critical for peri-implantitis early detection
• Innovative peri-implantitis treatment
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