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Immediate Placement and Loading of Full Arch Dental Implants in An Elderly Osteoporotic Female on Oral Bisphosphonate Therapy

Farhan Raza Khan                  BDS, MS, MCPS, FCPS
Maham Muneeb Lone            BDS, FCPS

Placement of implants into fresh extraction sockets and their immediate loading has been advocated in recent literature in an attempt to reduce the treatment time compared to the conventional protocol of delayed implant placement and loading.1-3.  Immediate loading is defined as ‘functional loading of an implant within one week of its placement.4

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Harold M. Shavell 1 DDS, FADI, FICD, FACD, FAAED
JPDA Vol. 22 No. 03 Jul-Sep 2013

ART and OCCLUSION – are these two ostensibly disparate disciplines really stumbling blocks for each other, or may they be possibly be conjoined so that each separately derives something of the other, such that when melded together they coalesce to form a higher entity far more comprehensive than each could achieve singly? I will endeavor to explain this condign alliance wherein both fields do become indelibly intertwined, wherein each become appreciably enhanced by the other, and how together they shape the necessary ‘stepping stone’ required for ‘stepping up’ to a more comprehensive understanding of, and an appreciation for, “THE AESTHETICS OF OCCLUSION.”

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