Immediate functional loading of edentulous maxilla: a 5-year retrospective study of 388 titanium implants.

@article{Degidi2005ImmediateFL,
  title={Immediate functional loading of edentulous maxilla: a 5-year retrospective study of 388 titanium implants.},
  author={Marco Degidi and Adriano Piattelli and P. Di Felice and Francesco Carinci},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={1016-24}
}
BACKGROUND Immediate functional loading is a new surgical-prosthetic technique that can be used extensively in implant placement. Because of a lack of experimental reports regarding edentulous maxilla, we decided to evaluate the survival rate of immediately loaded dental implants in this area. METHODS Forty-three patients (44.4% male) with a median age of 55 years receiving 388 implants (mean 9.0 per case) were enrolled in this study. Cross-arch acrylic provisional restorations were performed… CONTINUE READING
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