Bone healing following immediate versus delayed placement of titanium implants into extraction sockets: a prospective clinical study.

@article{Schropp2003BoneHF,
  title={Bone healing following immediate versus delayed placement of titanium implants into extraction sockets: a prospective clinical study.},
  author={Lars W Schropp and Lambros Kostopoulos and Ann Wenzel},
  journal={The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants},
  year={2003},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={189-99}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare bone healing and crestal bone changes following immediate (Im) versus delayed (De) placement of titanium dental implants with acid-etched surfaces (Osseotite) in extraction sockets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-six patients were randomly allocated to the Im or De group (n = 23 per group) and received 1 implant at the incisor, canine, or premolar region of the maxilla or the mandible. The implants were placed an average of 10 days following tooth… CONTINUE READING