Timing of Implant Placement

Once a tooth has been removed, dynamic physiological and dimensional changes take place during the healing phase that may influence the choice of the best time to place an implant. There are several time points following tooth extraction that may be considered for the placement of dental implants. Each time point has advantages and disadvantages.

This Learning Pathway defines the different time points and explains advantages and disadvantages of each. The Pathway outlines the factors that are important in determining the timing of implant placement and offers clinical examples to demonstrate application in practice. The Pathway also discusses the timing of placement in combination with guided bone regeneration (GBR).

On completion of this Learning Pathway you should be able to...

  • define the different time points for implant placement following tooth extraction
  • list the advantages and disadvantages of each time point
  • list the clinical criteria recommended by the ITI for case selection
Publication date: Oct 13, 2014 Last review date: Apr 10, 2020 Next review date: Apr 10, 2023
  • Anatomy & Biological Principles
  • Bone Augmentation
  • Bone Management
  • Bone Quality
  • Bone Remodeling
  • Early Placement with Bone Healing
  • Early Placement with Soft Tissue Healing
  • English
  • GBR
  • Horizontal Bone Augmentation
  • Immediate Placement
  • Introduction to Implant Dentistry
  • Languages
  • Late Placement
  • Pathway
  • Placement Protocols
  • Ridge Preservation
  • Surgery
  • Wound Healing

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