Immediate loading of 190 endosseous dental implants: a prospective observational study of 40 patient treatments with up to 2-year data.

@article{Nikellis2004ImmediateLO,
  title={Immediate loading of 190 endosseous dental implants: a prospective observational study of 40 patient treatments with up to 2-year data.},
  author={Ioannis Nikellis and Anna Levi and Costa Nicolopoulos},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={116-23}
}
PURPOSE The present study was undertaken to determine the feasibility of using primary stability as a predictor of implant success in patients whose implants were immediately loaded. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included 40 patients, in whom a total of 190 implants were placed, 102 in maxillary sites and 88 in mandibular sites. All were loaded within 72 hours of placement. Sixteen patients were completely edentulous in the mandible and/or the maxilla. The remaining 24, who were partially… CONTINUE READING

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