Rationale for Immediate Loading

  • Stephanie YeungEmail author
  • Saj Jivraj
Part of the BDJ Clinician’s Guides book series (BDJCG)


Immediate loading is defined as the prosthetic loading of dental implants within the first week of loading [1]. From a biomechanical standpoint, immediate loading can result in success and survival rates comparable to conventionally loaded dental implants [2]. Additionally, overall treatment time is decreased and the patient’s functional abilities are sooner established [3, 4]. Completing this procedure yields the potential for increased patient satisfaction predictably and efficiently.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Private practiceSanta MonicaUSA
  2. 2.Herman Ostrow USC School of DentistryLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Eastman Dental InstituteLondonUK
  4. 4.Private PracticeOxnardUSA

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