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Volume 27 , Issue 4
July/August 2007

Pages 369-377

Immediate Loading: A Simple Protocol to Create a Passively Fitting Provisional Fixed Implant-Supported Complete Denture in 1 Day

Salvatore Longoni, MD, DDS / Matteo Sartori, DDS, DIU / Domenico Apruzzese, MD, DDS / Roberto Davide, CDT / Marco Baldoni, MD, DMD

PMID: 17726993
DOI: 10.11607/prd.00.0757

Many studies have shown success with immediate loading of dental implants. The purpose of this paper is to report on a procedure that places implants with a sandblasted and acid-etched surface and loads them with a fixed, provisional, immediately loaded mandibular complete denture, all in a single day. The various surgical, prosthetic, and laboratory phases are explained, with particular attention paid to a luting technique that is able to reduce prosthetic misfit. A series of 14 patients was treated with this protocol and followed for a mean of 28.2 months. A 100% implant survival rate was achieved, and all prostheses were in place and functioning at the most recent follow-up. (Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2007;27:369377.)

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