The problem of missing teeth in dentistry is nowadays overcome with the application of dental implants. Despite a high rate of successfully integrated dental implants, there is a lot of data on implant failure due to inflammatory processes in the implant surrounding hard and soft tissues, such as peri-implantitis.
Peri-implantitis represents a destructive inflammatory process, in soft tissues and bone loss around an osseointegrated dental implant in function. Besides the well-known role of etiologic factors such as bacterial infections and biomechanical factors, recent studies indicate the genetic basis of peri-implantitis susceptibility.
Risk indicators associated with periodontal disease, poor oral habits, and smoking habits greatly contribute to the development of peri-implantitis. Even when exposed to similar risk factors, not all patients will develope peri-implantitis, which highlights the importance of genetic predisposition and differences between populations.
Thus, elucidating the genetic basis and identification of molecular biomarkers could be used for prediction of peri-implantitis occurrence and improved treatment and follow-up procedures in patients with dental implants. If one or more gene polymorphisms could affect the status of peri-implant tissues, genetic testing could contribute to informing patients about the potential risks.
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