The methods and modes through which we place implants vary greatly from the classic studies conducted by Branemark and colleagues-these were largely delayed and the prosthesis had a distinct design with highwater cylinders allowing good access for oral hygiene. As implants became increasingly utilised for single units clinicians began to push the boundaries of placement which resulted in the genesis of placing implants immediately into freshly extracted sockets. This method can divide opinion as there may be a preference for a delayed approach to allow for ease with augmentation with particulate bone grafting by way of a flap and primary closure. The below paper provides a plethora of information on the immediate approach and the relative parameters clinicians should be aware of when providing this treatment option. AA

Immediate implant placement: treatment planning and surgical steps for successful outcome