EC Dental Science

Case Report Volume 22 Issue 5 - 2023

Immediate Loading of an Implant Locator Retained Removable Complete Denture: A Case Report

Ahmad Qazali1*, Hussain Almuayrifi2, Osama Bagabas3, Fatimah Alshanqity4 and Sarah Almuzaini2

1Prosthodontics Department, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
2College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
3Restorative Dental Sciences Department, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
4Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Ahmad Qazali, Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Al Madinah Al Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: April 16, 2023; Published: April 24, 2023

Objective: Since their introduction, mandibular implant overdentures represent a highly predictable and successful treatment modality for edentulous patients. Immediate loading of mandibular implant-retained overdentures has not been extensively reported in the literature. This case report describes a successful 2-year follow-up of clinical and radiographic performances of immediately placed and loaded mandibular implant-retained locator overdenture.

Method: Four implants were placed, immediately loaded and patient was instructed to not remove the overdenture for the first week after surgery. The patient was examined at the 1st week, 1st, 3rd, 6th months, 1st and 2nd years after the surgery.

Results: After a 2-year follow up period, there was no implant failure, crestal bone levels and implant stability were found to be good.

Conclusion: Absence of any complications with good hard and soft tissue health indicates that the immediate loading of four mandibular implants by means of locators overdenture may be a predictable treatment option. This treatment modality also improved the denture stability and comfort of the patient, while keeping a high implant success rate.

Keywords: Prosthodontics; Dental Implant; Implant Overdenture; Implant Locator; Removable Denture

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Ahmad Qazali., et al. "Immediate Loading of an Implant Locator Retained Removable Complete Denture: A Case Report". EC Dental Science 22.5 (2023): 98-109.