Immediate loading of threaded implants at stage 1 surgery in edentulous arches: ten consecutive case reports with 1- to 5-year data.

@article{Tarnow1997ImmediateLO,
  title={Immediate loading of threaded implants at stage 1 surgery in edentulous arches: ten consecutive case reports with 1- to 5-year data.},
  author={Dennis P. Tarnow and Shahram Emtiaz and A. Ronald GallantUniversity of North CarolinaDavid Hs Classi},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={319-24}
}
Immediate loading of threaded implants with a fixed provisional restoration at stage 1 surgery was evaluated in 10 consecutive patients. The patients selected had to be completely edentulous and have adequate bone for a minimum of 10-mm-long implants. A minimum of 10 implants were placed in each patient's arch. A minimum of five implants were submerged initially for medicolegal reasons and allowed to heal without loading. The remaining implants were loaded the day of stage 1 surgery. Once the… CONTINUE READING