Immediate placement of dental implants into tooth extraction sites is an effective treatment option. When immediate placement procedures are performed with a round implant, a void is often evident between the implant and the orifice of the socket. Previous treatment focused on the use of membranes or special closure techniques to induce bone growth into the void. Anatomically shaped dental implants provide a predictable alternative to previous filling techniques since the anatomical implants decrease or completely fill the void at the socket opening. This article describes a surgical technique developed for the immediate placement of these implants in extraction sites.

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