Immediate implant placement
The immediate placement of an implant in an extraction socket is a desirable therapy option.1 It can save time, reduce surgeries and benefit patients – however appropriate case selection and thorough treatment planning are required for successful treatment outcomes.2-4 In cases of immediate implant placement, filling the gap between the implant and the buccal bone plate reduces bone resorption and enhances the esthetic result.
*Hämmerle C. et al., ITI Consensus Statement FDDH; EM: supplementation.
**Definition of an intact extraction socket varies among clinical experts and includes buccal bone defects of 0 to 50%.
Immediate implant placement in combination with Geistlich biomaterials preserves 3D ridge volume compared with immediate implant placement alone.5
- Chen ST, et al.: Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2009; 24 Suppl: 272-78.
- Koh RU, et al.: Implant Dent 2010,19(2): 98-108.
- Evans CDJ & Chen ST: Clin Oral Implants Res 2008; 19: 73-80.
- Hämmerle C, et al.: Clin Oral Implants Res 2012; 23 Suppl 5: 80-82.
- Cardaropoli D, et al.: 2013, data submitted in International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
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