A case series of wide diameter (6 mm) implants immediately loaded with posterior single restorations
Auteurs : Hadi Antoun, Pierre Cherfane, Bouchra Sojod
Revue et références : European Association of Osseo Integration-Rome 2014
Immediate loading of implants replacing single molars are of high interest as first and second molars are the most commonly missing teeth in posterior jaw. Wide platform (WP) implants offer greater surface area for Osseo integration and are more capable of handling higher occlusive forces in the posterior regions of jaw compared to regular diameter implants. Few studies have evaluated 6 mm wide diameter implants for posterior single tooth restorations.
The present study aimed at evaluating clinical and radiological outcomes of wide diameter (6 mm) implants used for cement-retained prosthetic restorations of single molars in immediate function.