Boronat-Lopez A, Carrillo C, Peñarrocha M, Peñarrocha-Diago M. Immediately restored dental implants for partial-arch applications: a study of 12 cases. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jan;67(1):195-9.
Purpose: To study the success of immediate loading in partial-arch applications and to evaluate the
level of patient satisfaction.
Materials and Methods: We treated 12 partially edentulous patients, placing 36 implants and rehabilitating
them with screw-retained bridges on the same day. The level of satisfaction with the provisional
prosthesis was evaluated on a visual analog scale.
Results: One implant failed during the osteointegration period, yielding a success rate of 97.2%. Of the
12 provisional prostheses, 1 was removed as a result of this loss. The patients’ assessment of functional
and esthetic levels was high (mean scores on visual analog scale, 7.1 and 8.3, respectively).
Conclusion: Immediate restoration of teeth in partial-arch applications provides an esthetic and functional
solution with a high success rate.