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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 215378, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/215378
Case Report

Success and High Predictability of Intraorally Welded Titanium Bar in the Immediate Loading Implants

1Private Practicing, Via Mariotti Franceschino n° 8, 48022 Ravenna, Italy
2Neuroscience and Biotechnology Department, University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Cadore n° 48, 20052 Monza, Italy
3Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, Maxillofacial School, University of Ferrara, Via Fossato di Mortara n° 52, Ferrara, Italy

Received 16 February 2014; Revised 15 April 2014; Accepted 5 May 2014; Published 22 May 2014

Academic Editor: Jamil Awad Shibli

Copyright © 2014 Vaniel Fogli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The implants failure may be caused by micromotion and stress exerted on implants during the phase of bone healing. This concept is especially true in case of implants placed in atrophic ridges. So the primary stabilization and fixation of implants are an important goal that can also allow immediate loading and oral rehabilitation on the same day of surgery. This goal may be achieved thanks to the technique of welding titanium bars on implant abutments. In fact, the procedure can be performed directly in the mouth eliminating possibility of errors or distortions due to impression. This paper describes a case report and the most recent data about long-term success and high predictability of intraorally welded titanium bar in immediate loading implants.