Before the LAPIP protocol, the most common treatment for severe implant failure was removal and replacement of the restoration. The process for replacing a failed implant is complicated and requires multiple treatments, including implant removal, a bone graft, and placement of a new implant. Typically, a new restoration is needed as well. In less complex cases, conventional treatment can focus on removing damaged tissue but this option still requires several appointments and follow-ups. In contrast, treating peri-implantitis with LAPIP typically requires only one visit and can save you time and money.
Peri-implantitis is a serious condition which can threaten the stability of your smile. The best way to find out if you qualify for the innovative LAPIP protocol is to schedule an appointment with a dentist.