Immediate Implant Placement: Report of Case Series

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1 / I. Ozcan2 / B. Alkan1 / O. Kesmez3 / H. Tanyeri1

1Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Istanbul, Turkey
3Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Summary

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of immediate postextraction implant placement. Immediate placement of dental implants have been claimed of the potential advantages such as reductions in the number of surgical interventions, a shorter treatment time, an ideal 3-dimensional implant positioning, the presumptive preservation of alveolar bone at the site of the tooth extraction and soft tissue aesthetics.

Method: In this case series we reported to extract 15 teeth in 12 patients (8 males; 4 females, mean age: 46.08 years) and replace the teeth with implants immediately.

Results: There were no signs of inflammation or infection and none of the patients had complaints subsequently. All implants were osseointegrated at the time of abutment connection. Postoperative healing was uneventful in all of the patients. No complications were observed.

Conclusion: Within the limits of the present study, immediate implant placement was a predictable treatment.

Keywords: immediate implant placement

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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 113–115, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2015-0044, July 2015

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