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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2019, Article ID 7210837, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/7210837
Case Report

Bone Remineralization around Dental Implants following Conservative Treatment after Peri-Implantitis

1Vilnius Implantology Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
2Vilnius Research Group, Vilnius, Lithuania
3Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
4Lithuanian University of Health Science, Kaunas, Lithuania

Correspondence should be addressed to Algirdas Puisys; tl.akinilkciv@sadrigla

Received 1 April 2019; Accepted 8 July 2019; Published 5 September 2019

Academic Editor: Miguel Peñarrocha

Copyright © 2019 Algirdas Puisys et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The aim of this case report is to show that bone remineralization around dental implants with a history of peri-implantitis is possible after irritant factors are removed and only conservative treatment is performed. Patient came to the clinic after three years of dental implant placement complaining about swelling, sensitivity and gingiva color changes at the posterior part of the maxilla. During radiographic and intraoral examinations peri-implantitis of the #24 implant site was diagnosed. The surgical treatment method was rejected and performed conservative treatment instead. The outcome is promising; periapical radiographs three months later showed bone remineralization as well as stable bone after 10 years. A key clinical message: Bone remineralization around dental implants with a history of peri-implantitis is possible after irritant factors are removed and conservative treatment performed.