This is Part 2 of a 2-part series with Dr. Glogauer.
Immediate dental implants are an accepted contemporary treatment option for the replacement of missing teeth. One pitfall of immediate implant use, however, is the inevitable residual space that remains between the implant and the socket wall which can result in bone loss and formation of a bony defect. We will review the current evidence on how to manage this bone void at the time of implant placement to optimize long-term clinical outcomes.
> Appreciate the properties of alveolar bone required for optimal and predictable implant placement
> Understand the requirements for proper case selection of immediate implant placement
> Understand how to optimize alveolar bone healing at the time of immediate implant placement