Immediate implants are placed in the site of surgical extraction of the tooth to be replaced. The percentage success of such procedures varies among authors from 94-100%. Immediate implant placement is most commonly indicated when tooth extraction is done with pathologies not amenable to treatment. The advantages include reduced post-extraction alveolar bone resorption, shortened treatment time, and the avoidance of a second surgical intervention with regard to delayed implantation. This report describes a case of immediate implant placed in a maxillary central incisor followed by evaluation of soft and hard tissue changes occurring during post-operative period with a follow-up at five years.
Keywords: Atraumatic extraction; crown; immediate implant placement; osseointegration.
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