Dr. H. asks:
Recently I have been hearing a great deal about the problem of bacteria
colonizing around the micro-gap between the dental implant fixture and the
abutment. I have heard that this micro-gap and bacterial colonization
can produce bone loss.
Is this a real problem to be concerned with? If so, what are the best ways to prevent this? Is it simply an an issue related to a specific dental implant design? Thanks.