Early loading of unsplinted implants supporting mandibular overdentures using a one-stage operative procedure with two different implant systems: a 2-year report.

@article{TawseSmith2002EarlyLO,
  title={Early loading of unsplinted implants supporting mandibular overdentures using a one-stage operative procedure with two different implant systems: a 2-year report.},
  author={Andrew Tawse-Smith and Alan G T Payne and R. Shantha Selva Kumara and William Murray Thomson},
  journal={Clinical implant dentistry and related research},
  year={2002},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={33-42}
}
BACKGROUND Step-wise reduction in loading protocols is necessary to evaluate early loading of implants with mandibular overdentures. PURPOSE To compare the success rates of two different dental implant systems following conventional or early loading protocols in patients being rehabilitated with mandibular overdentures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight edentulous participants were randomly allocated to two different implant systems: one with a machined titanium implant surface (Sterioss… CONTINUE READING
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