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    How I determine loading protocol and timing of restoration

    [fa icon="calendar"] Mar 5, 2018 10:17:16 AM / by Dr. Rachel Schallhorn

    Measuring ISQ has become a critical component in my implant treatment, as it provides objective information about the stability of the implants I place. Based upon the initial implant stability or ISQ value, I determine the loading protocol and timing of restoration (immediate, early, delayed).

    Combined with other clinical factors, such as bone quality and volume, radiographic bone levels and insertion torque, ISQ measurement provides an individualized approach to treating my patients and promotes success in my implant therapy.

    Find out more about how to use ISQ assessment and take your implant practice to the next level in this article which was published in Decisions in Dentistry. I explain how using this technology to objectively assess and monitor implant stability can promote successful outcomes, particularly in high-risk cases. 


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    Topics: loading protocol, isq, implant loading, immediate loading, implant planning, osseointegration

    Dr. Rachel Schallhorn

    Written by Dr. Rachel Schallhorn

    Rachel A. Schallhorn, DDS, MS, maintains a private practice in periodontics in Aurora, Colorado. A diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, she is involved in practice-based clinical research and has published manuscripts on regenerative therapy, soft tissue augmentation and periodontal-systemic interrelationships. Rachel Schallhorn has lectured at local and national dental meetings, and served on committees for the American Academy of Periodontology and as president of the Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists.

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