The immediate placement of an implant in fresh extraction sockets is a tempting therapy option1. It can save time, reduce surgeries and benefit patients, but should be carried out only by experienced surgeons and after strict case selection. Careful planning is needed to avoid treatment failure and aesthetic complications2-4.
In cases of immediate implant placement, filling the gap between the implant and the buccal bone plate reduces bone resorption and enhances aesthetic outcome5.
Clinical case: Immediate implant placement with minor bony defect using Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen, Geistlich Bio-Gide® and Geistlich Mucograft® Seal.
Immediate implant placement in combination with Geistlich biomaterials preserves 3D ridge volume compared with immediate implant placement alone5.
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