Immediate provisional restoration of postextraction implants for maxillary single-tooth replacement

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2006 Aug;26(4):371-7.


The timing of implant placement and loading following tooth extraction has recently undergone substantial reconsideration. The authors tested a protocol of immediate loading of single implants placed at the time of tooth extraction in a consecutive case series. Thirty-three patients received a single implant-supported crown to replace a maxillary anterior tooth at the time of extraction. Regular recalls were planned for the following 4 years. One implant did not integrate, and another became unstable secondary to facial trauma. Overall patient satisfaction and clinical and radiographic parameters were good.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bicuspid / injuries
  • Crowns*
  • Cuspid / injuries
  • Dental Abutments
  • Dental Implants, Single-Tooth*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Dental Restoration Failure
  • Dental Restoration, Temporary*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incisor / injuries
  • Male
  • Maxilla / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Osseointegration / physiology
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Tooth Extraction*
  • Tooth Fractures / therapy
  • Tooth Root / injuries
  • Tooth Socket / surgery