New to Implants: Where in the Socket Should I Place the Implant?

Last Updated January 13, 2009
Reviewed By:  Dr. David Levitt

Anon. asks:
I am new to implants and have just started placing my own. I have treatment planned a mandibular first molar for extraction and immediate replacement with a wide platform implant. After extracting the tooth, exactly where in the socket should I place the implant? There is the mesial root socket, distal root socket, septum, etc.? What material should place in a graft around the implant to eliminate voids and increase the chance of successful osseointegration?

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