Dr. André Hattingh
Immediate implant placement in molar sockets – a dynamic new technique
The immediate placement of a conventional dental implant into a molar extraction socket poses a number of difficulties. The most significant is the size and shape of the multi-rooted molar socket, which is not suited to allow for the optimal placement of a “typical” dental implant. This often leads to compromised implant positioning, poor primary stability or the inability to place an implant at all. It may also result in the need for a waiting period of 3-4 months, to allow for healing of the socket prior to attempting implant placement. Often, the healed extraction site presents with reduced bone height, which is inadequate for implant placement and necessitates the need for bone augmentation procedures. Treatment time is therefore lengthened with increased cost and complexity.
This lecture aims to address an innovative concept that uses a new extra wide diameter implant and contemporary surgical protocol that makes immediate placement of implants into multi-rooted molar sockets attainable.
Qualifications: BChD(Pret), MChD(OMP) Specialist in Periodontics