The 5-Minute Implant
All walls are intact so implant placement is planned for 6 weeks.
Socket Graft is used for the graft material, covered by a d-PTFE membrane according to the protocol previously outlined in a previous post on the suture less membrane technique. When a molar site is planned for early placement, the interradicular septum is removed in order to facilitate implant placement and avoid implant displacement. This photograph shows the removal of the interradicular septum at the time of extraction.
Tooth #19 presents with caries and periodontal bone loss and is scheduled for extraction. #18 was extracted and grafted with Socket Graft followed with implant placement in 2014. #19 was extracted, grafted with Socket Graft and covered with a d-PTFE membrane according to protocol for using the sutureless membrane technique.
- Maxillary incisors: Immediate implant placement, grafting with Immediate Graft, healing abutment placed flush with the gingival crest, bonded with Oral Bond. No membrane.
- Bicuspids: Grafted with Socket Graft, covered with d-PTFE sutureless membrane, removed at 4 weeks with implant placed at the 4 week membrane removal appointment.
- Molars: Grafted with Socket Graft and covered with a d-PTFE sutureless membrane. Membrane removed at 4 weeks and implant placed at 6 weeks.
- Sockets with missing walls are grafted with Socket Graft Plus, covered with a sutured d-PTFE membrane with implant placed in 3 months.
- All implants are refereed for restoration 2 months after implant placement.