1 Public Dental Health Service, Arnau de Vilanova Hospital, European University of Valencia, Spain
2 Valencia University
Medical and Dental School, Spain
3 Department of Oral Medicine, Valencia University Medical and Dental School,
Definitions of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis vary in the literature, and no clear criteria have been
established for the diagnosis and treatment of such disorders. This study proposes a classification for peri-implant mucositis
and peri-implantitis based on the severity of the disease, using a combination of peri-implant clinical and radiological
parameters to classify severity into several stages (Stage 0A and 0B = peri-implant mucositis, and Stage I to IV = periimplantitis).
Following a review of the literature on the subject and justification of the proposed peri-implant disease classification,
the latter aims to facilitate professional communication and data collection for research and community health
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