Can we predict who will be affected?
No reliable methods are available currently to predict if an individual patient will suffer from peri-implantitis. However, patients belonging to the following groups are at a higher risk of developing peri-implantitis:
- Patients with high levels of plaque due to ineffective cleaning regimes
- Patients with history of periodontitis commonly called gum disease
- Poorly controlled diabetic patients
- Patients with excessive alcohol consumption