Immediate loading refers to situations where implant placement and prosthetic loading
take place at the same visit or within 48 hours1, 2. Immediate loading offers many potential
advantages, such as reduced number of surgical procedures and an immediate esthetic and
functional solution, thus not compromising patient’s quality of life.
Several studies evaluating implants from ANKYLOS Implant System, ASTRA TECH
Implant System and XiVE Implant System show safe and predictable results when
using an immediate loading protocol.
The studies cover implants placed in different regions and indications:
• atrophic maxilla
• single-tooth restorations
• full-arch prostheses (fixed or removable)
• immediate installation in extraction sockets
Studies evaluating immediately loaded single implants in healed ridges show high survival
rates, 98–100%, after up to 3 years in function. In addition, a number of studies
evaluating single implants immediately placed in extraction sockets show similar high
Results from prospective studies show maintained marginal bone levels when applying
immediate functional loading for ANKYLOS implants, ASTRA TECH Implant
System and XiVE implants respectively, after up to
5 years of follow-up. Immediately loaded implants may impact patient’s quality of life and
results from studies report on high patient satisfaction.