Animal models for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis

Frank Schwarz, Anton Sculean, Steven P. Engebretson, Jürgen Becker, Martin Sager

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The treatment of infectious diseases affecting osseointegrated implants in function has become a demanding issue in implant dentistry. Since the early 1990s, preclinical data from animal studies have provided important insights into the etiology, pathogenesis and therapy of peri-implant diseases. Established lesions in animals have shown many features in common with those found in human biopsy material. The current review focuses on animal studies, employing different models to induce peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-181
Number of pages14
JournalPeriodontology 2000
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Periodontics


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