Immediately restored dental implants for partial-arch applications: a study of 12 cases

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jan;67(1):195-9. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2008.08.011.


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.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
  • Dental Implants*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Denture Retention
  • Denture, Partial*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incisor / injuries
  • Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / rehabilitation*
  • Jaw, Edentulous, Partially / surgery
  • Male
  • Mandible / surgery
  • Maxilla / surgery
  • Middle Aged
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Weight-Bearing


  • Dental Implants