Immediate Placement

Immediate placement, or immediate implant placement, is the placement of a dental implant into the extraction socket immediately following the extraction procedure. This employs an opposite method than that of non-immediate or delayed placement where subsequent visits are scheduled for the insertion of the implant. Immediate placement is often preferred by patients since less time is required to achieve the end result, there are fewer surgeries needed, and costs may be lower due to fewer office visits. When performed correctly, immediate implant placement has the same success and longevity rates as delayed placement and has been found to preserve soft tissue and bone at the site of the implant. However, prior to selecting this placement method, a patient’s dental history and bone and tissue condition should be closely evaluated to ensure the proper conditions for immediate implant placement are met. Failure to do so prior to placement may result in the failure of the implant.