Immediate Occlusal versus Non-Occlusal Loading of Implants: A Randomized Clinical Pilot Study

Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, 10/01/2013

This study was performed to compare clinical outcomes of immediate occlusal versus non–occlusal loading of posterior implants. Immediate restorations in partially edentulous mandibles demonstrated successful clinical and radiographic 12–month results. Larger long–term prospective studies are needed to confirm the final evidence and predictability of immediate functional loading as a standard treatment concept for partially edentulous jaws.

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