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Purpose: To evaluate the outcome of treatment in the rehabilitation of edentulous jaws with early loaded full-arch screw-retained prostheses after up to 4 years of function.


Methods: Patients with completely edentulous maxillae and/or mandibles, or presenting natural teeth with a poor or hopeless prognosis, received 6 implants each in the mandible and/or 8 in the upper jaw. All patients received a full-arch prosthetic reconstruction.


Results: A total of 19 patients were treated with a total of 164 implants. One hundred nineteen implants were placed immediately after tooth extraction, and 45 implants were placed in healed sites. Overall, 8 implants failed, leading to a 4-year cumulative survival rate of 95.1%.


Conclusions: The rehabilitation of the edentulous maxilla and mandible with an early loaded prosthesis represents a viable alternative treatment to classic loading protocols.


Key Words: immediate loading, immediate implants, cumulative survival rate

Immediate Rehabilitation of Completely Edentulous Jaws With Fixed Prostheses Supported by Implants Placed Into Fresh Extraction Sockets and in Healed Sites: A 4-Year Clinical Evaluation



Implant Dent. 2012 Aug;21(4):272-9. doi: 10.1097/ID.0b013e31825885e0.


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