CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2014; 04(03): 131-137
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703821
Review Article


Vinaya Bhat
1  Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka, India.
Mahek R. Bangawala
2  Intern, Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka, India.
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Background: Not elevating a flap has its own advantages in preserving soft tissue contour around the implant. Thus, aesthetic outcome will be best achievable in anterior region with immediate implant placement without flap elevation.

Summary of content: In present era, the outcome of placing implants into teeth sockets immediately following extraction is as predictable as placing into healed sockets. This procedure can be completed in two ways, one is with mucoperiosteal flap elevation and the other is without flap elevation.

This review article explains the indications, contraindications & factors affecting immediate implant placement without flap elevation. Furthermore it explains advantages - disadvantages of this procedure, case selection criteria & present approach towards this procedure.

Conclusion: Immediate dental implant placement in extraction sockets has been practiced universally from time to time. The advantage of this procedure over the conventional implant placement is obvious and especially so in the aesthetic zone. However careful selection of the patients and meticulous surgical procedure are critical in achieving success in Immediate Implant Placement without flap elevation.

Publication History

Publication Date:
26 April 2020 (online)

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