Immediate Loading: Facts and Fallacies
Time: 7:00 PM EDT, June 10, 2021
For many dentists immediate loading of dental implants is considered routine treatment yet to others it remains a controversial and pointless treatment protocol. The results obtained by practitioners do not always mirror scientific data and this paper will examine possible reasons for this discrepancy. Predictable results require a consideration of risk factors at the treatment planning stage when immediate loading is to be considered.
Aims: To provide an overview of benefits and risk factor considerations associated with immediate loading of dental implants.
- Highlight the patient benefits of immediate implant loading.
- Discuss limitations of scientific literature in relation to immediate loading.
- Discuss the individual risk factors involved in predictable immediate loading.