Clinical parameters of evaluation during implant maintenance

Geoffrey R. Bauman, Michael Mills, John W. Rapley, William H. Hallmon

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This paper reviews investigations concerning the clinical parameters of evaluating dental implants during the maintenance phase of therapy. Clinical parameters that are discussed include mobility, gingival alterations, tissue movement, probing and attachment level measurements, bleeding upon probing, occlusion, and microbial monitoring. The role of implant radiology is discussed and encompasses radiographic interpretation, interval, and technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992



  • Implants
  • Maintenance
  • Probing
  • Radiographic technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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Bauman, G. R., Mills, M., Rapley, J. W., & Hallmon, W. H. (1992). Clinical parameters of evaluation during implant maintenance. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, 7(2), 220-227.