Methods: 36 patients with anterior single tooth loss were treated with 64 IPX Galimplant® internal connection and sandblasted-etched surface implants. All implants were inserted after tooth extraction and loaded with immediate acrylic crowns. After a period of 3 months it realized definitive ceramic prosthesis.
Results: Clinical results indicate a survival and success rate of implants of 96.9%; after a mean functioning period of 58.7 months, that two lost implants were reported. 81.2% of implants were inserted at maxilla while 18.8% were inserted at mandible. 64 immediate acrylic single crowns and after 3 months ceramic prosthesis were realized.
Conclusions: This study indicate that dental implants inserted after tooth extraction and immediately loaded with single crowns may constitute a successful and predictible alternative implant treatment.
Key words: Dental implants, postextraction implants, immediate loading, immediate provisionalization, fresh sockets, implant dentistry.
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