Immediate implant placement is considered a well-accepted procedure due to its advantages and predictable survival rates. However, data on immediate implantation in posterior sockets with infection and bone defects are limited. The purpose of this clinical report was to describe 3 cases of hopeless posterior teeth with periapical infection and relatively large destruction that were successfully treated with immediate implant placement. The mean follow-up time was 22 months. On the basis of correct clinical decision and treatment procedure, immediate implant placement may be a reliable treatment option for compromised posterior sockets.

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