Immediate Dental Implant Placement
Sometimes, an implant screw can be placed at the same time when the tooth is removed. This process is called immediate dental implant placement. Immediate implant placement is advantageous in that two surgeries (extraction/socket bone grafting + implant placement) are combined into one surgery and hence the overall duration of implant therapy is shorten by a few months. However, not every case nor every patient is suitable for immediate implant placement. If an immediate implant placement is performed by an inexperienced clinician, unpleasant outcomes pertaining to the implant’s overall esthetics and functional integration may result.