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Limited evidence for evaluating differences in marginal bone loss between conventional, early and immediate loading protocols for mandibular two-implant overdentures

Paul Hunter DMD, MLIS .


Systematic Review Conclusion

In the absence of convincing evidence, a conventional loading protocol remains the standard treatment for a patient with a mandibular complete overdenture supported by two implants.

Critical Summary Assessment

This systematic review, mainly covering a one- to two-year observation period, did not find or rule out major differences between loading protocols.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019