Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 3 21. Apr. 2017
Immediate loading has proven to be a predictable modality for restorations with titanium dental implants. An increasing number of articles indicate that zirconia implants might osseointegrate to a similar extent in this context. This 5-year case report describes an outpatient maxillary restoration with eight immediately loaded zirconia implants. Implantation followed extensive bone augmentation. At the 5-year follow-up, all implants were still well osseointegrated clinically and radiologically. No major bone loss or periimplantitis had occurred in spite of temporary insufficient patient compliance. More research and studies are needed to confirm these results.