immediate dental implant placement
After tooth extraction, vertical and horizontal compromise of the surrounding alveolar (tooth socket) bone is rapid, conspicuous and inevitable. On average 23% of the bone mass is lost within the first six months following extraction and another 11% is lost within the next two years. In both upper and lower, the outside bone of the extraction socket tend to resorb faster in an inward direction compromising the ideal dental implant placement leading to a loss of nice natural scallop of the gums that exist around natural teeth. To avoid such a negative consequence, a site preservation technique (socket grating) or an immediate dental implant with some bone grafting is recommended.
Please review the illustrations on how the immediate dental implant is placed. I invite you to read my article published on this subject, which has the most immediate dental implant reported in the literature as of its publication date.