Immediate placement and restoration of a Straumann BLX implant replacing central and lateral incisors
A clinical case report by Karim Dada, Léon Pariente, Marwan Daas, Julien Montenero
Placing an implant immediately after tooth extraction offers several advantages including a reduced treatment time, fewer surgical sessions, possibility of implant fixed temporization, preservation of soft tissue contour and also of the interdental papillae . Immediate implant placement into fresh extraction sites has been described to be a predictable and successful procedure when proper protocols and case selection are followed. The success of immediate implant placement and temporization procedure relies greatly on sufficient primary stability of the implant. The latter depends on the volume of available bone beyond the root apex as classified by Kan et al. and on the choice of the implant, its macro-design and the drilling protocol. BLX implants (Straumann, Switzerland) were designed to achieve high primary stability when placed immediately after extraction.