Immediate occlusal loading of immediately placed implants supporting fixed restorations in completely edentulous arches: a 1-year prospective pilot study.

@article{Pieri2009ImmediateOL,
  title={Immediate occlusal loading of immediately placed implants supporting fixed restorations in completely edentulous arches: a 1-year prospective pilot study.},
  author={Francesco Pieri and Nicol{\'o} Nicoli Aldini and Milena Fini and Giuseppe Corinaldesi},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 3},
  pages={411-21}
}
BACKGROUND The aims of this pilot study were to evaluate the efficacy of treatment consisting of the immediate loading of implants placed immediately after tooth extraction in full-arch restorations and to compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of implants placed in healed versus postextraction sites in the same group of patients. METHODS Twenty-three patients who needed full-arch restorations were treated. One hundred forty-four implants were placed: 59 after tooth extraction (test… CONTINUE READING