Immediate Versus Delayed Loading of Postextraction Implants: A Long-Term Retrospective Cohort Study.

Abstract

PURPOSE To compare the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes between immediate loading (IL) and conventional loading of implants placed immediately in fresh extraction sockets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Demographic data, implant details, and periapical radiographs of patients were collected. The long-term marginal bone level remodeling and implant survival rate were calculated. RESULTS Twenty-one patients (mean age 52.55 ± 14.61 years) with 35 implants immediately inserted into postextraction sites (22 immediate loaded and 13 delayed loaded) were analyzed. The mean follow-up duration was 6 years (range 2-11 years). The implant cumulative survival rate was 96.5%. At the longest follow-up, the mean crestal bone level averaged 0.144 ± 0.705 for IL and 0.161 ± 0.877 for delayed loading, respectively. The mean implant aesthetic score was 7. CONCLUSIONS IL does not negatively influence the long-term prognosis of implants inserted into fresh extraction sockets.

DOI: 10.1097/ID.0000000000000635

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@article{Testori2017ImmediateVD, title={Immediate Versus Delayed Loading of Postextraction Implants: A Long-Term Retrospective Cohort Study.}, author={Tiziano Testori and Silvio Taschieri and Fabio Scutell{\`a} and Massimo Del Fabbro}, journal={Implant dentistry}, year={2017} }