Immediate loading and flapless, postextraction, single-tooth implant restoration: advantages and indications

Pract Proced Aesthet Dent. 2008 Nov-Dec;20(10):633-9.


Tooth extraction inevitably implies significant alterations to the hard and soft tissues with a loss of the preexisting tissue morphology. The re-establishment of the normal tissue architecture is the greatest challenge that the dental professional must overcome in order to obtain pleasing aesthetic results. The following case presentations depict single-tooth immediate implant restoration in aesthetic regions using a flapless approach with immediate loading. This technique is relatively simple, can be used in a variety of clinical situations, and can provide excellent results.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous / methods*
  • Dental Implants, Single-Tooth*
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported
  • Dental Restoration, Temporary / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Time Factors
  • Tooth Crown
  • Tooth Extraction / methods
  • Tooth Socket / surgery*