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Early loading at 8 weeks: Should I take a chance here?

Last Updated March 17, 2017
Reviewed By:  OsseoNews Team

This case involves a 60-year old male patient with a non-contributory medical history. I placed the implants in mandibular and maxillary regions, as seen in OPG, at 7 weeks. We had planned conventional loading. But my patient has got some emergency and needs to fly out of the country for good. He is not coming back and is insisting that I load the implants in another week. I have explained the risks. I have done 30 immediate and conventional loading cases. But never early loading. The mandibular implants had good primary stability. The maxillary implant was placed in conjunction with an indirect sinus lift and was torqued to 15Ncm. What do you advise?

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