I have an implant, why do I need routine assessments and maintenance?

Implants are now a routine treatment option for lost dentition. Also, in many cases where a prognosis of a tooth is not favourable the clinician may advise the patient to opt for an implant. But a lot of people assume that these prosthetic structures will be free of complications, but this is not entirely true. For example, peri-implant disease is an infection that can affect the gums after an implant is placed. Routine assessments can allow for early treatment intervention, which can prevent the escalation of peri-implant disease.