“Immediacy” revisited: beyond the extraction socket!

dental implants placed in fresh extraction sockets were first documented more than 25 years ago, so one might wonder why “immediacy” took so long time to mature into the mainstream implantology. The progress of a scientific protocol however, is rarely a straight line to implementation. Perceived breakthroughs are often followed by backlash and enthusiasm can be at times interchangeable with periods of caution. In the end, technology is also a major catalyst to help a vision make it safe to the mainstream practice.
How did immediacy develop from the first “immediate” implants into the current modern concept as a workflow? Let’s take a closer look into a long and winding road!