Immediate implants are placed at the same time as extraction of tooth/teeth.
There has to be sufficient bone in the area and the broken/lost tooth should be free from infection. The stages are much the same as a conventional implant placement except that the placement of the implant is done on the same day.
After the area has healed a permanent implant-supported crown or bridge can be placed.
What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Immediate Placement?
Immediate implant placement can add benefits for both the patient and the clinician.
The benefits include:
However, immediate implant placement can carry some risks and drawbacks, including:
Immediate placement has the potential to simplify the treatment but case selection is also very important.