International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Year 2000
Volume 20 , Issue 2

Pages: 199 - 206

Immediate Transmucosal Implant Placement: A Report of 2 Cases

Roberto Cornelini, MD, DDS

Immediate placement of implants into fresh extraction sockets has the advantages of decreasing the recommended period of healing, reducing the resorption of the alveolar bone, and achieving optimal esthetic results. A high rate of success with immediately placed implants has been reported in the literature. Conventional intervention involves 2 or 3 surgical visits, and this may not be accepted by the patient or may be of some inconvenience. The technique described involves only one surgical visit at which a transmucosal endosseous root-form implant is inserted, followed by application of a resorbable membrane.