Immediate vs Early Implant
#7 was determined to be unrestorable and treated with immediate implant protocol. In this case, the immediate implant protocol was chosen because the entire socket was intact. (See how the surgery was performed: Perfecting Immediate Implants)
Early implant case presentation of tooth #10
This case was treated with our early implant protocol. This tooth presented with two roots, a furcation defect, and a lateral periodontal abscess. The tooth was extracted and grafted with Socket Graft Injectable. A dense PTFE membrane was used to cover the graft material. No sutures were used in this case or the previous case for tooth # 7. Oral Bond was used to seal and cover the membrane. The early implant protocol was used in this case because of the bone defect between 9 and 10 might prevent complete bone fill in this area with an immediate implant.
(see early implant protocol: Early Implant Protocol)
Is a bone graft successful if it fills the defect but does not integrate?
- At 6 weeks after immediate implant placement, there is no recession noted on #7.
- At 6 weeks after early implant placement, #10 shows the gingiva has regenerated with additional gingiva formed throughout the crestal area.