Critical review of immediate implant loading.

  title={Critical review of immediate implant loading.},
  author={Ricardo Gapski and Hom-Lay Wang and Paulo Mascarenhas and Niklaus P Lang},
  journal={Clinical oral implants research},
  volume={14 5},
BACKGROUND Implant dentistry has become successful with the discovery of the biological properties of titanium. In the original protocol, studies have advocated a 2-stage surgical protocol for load-free and submerged healing to ensure predictable osseointegration. However, the discomfort, inconvenience, and anxiety associated with waiting period remains a challenge to both patients and clinicians. Hence, loading implant right after placement was attempted and has gained popularity among… CONTINUE READING