Immediate loading of 4 or 6 implants in completely edentulous patients 22 January 2018
In this retrospective study, 44 patients received screw-retained full-arch acrylic resin provisional prostheses connected on 4 or 6 implants in the mandible or maxilla, respectively. With a mean follow-up of 17.6 months, 3 of 205 implants were lost and replaced successfully. Cosmetic fractures were observed and fixed in six patients.
The results confirmed that immediate loading of 4 mandibular or 6 maxillary implants with an acrylic resin prosthesis for full-arch rehabilitation is a reliable technique in the short- and midterm.
Authors: Hadi Antoun, Patrick Belmon, Pierre Cherfane and Jean Max Sitbon