Immediate implants are often the treatment of choice when it is necessary to extract a tooth that can not be saved. The site is evaluated before the extraction with an x-ray to determine if there is enough bone to place an implant. At the time of extraction the site is further evaluated to be sure the bone can support an implant. An implant is then placed in the extraction socket. This procedure eliminates the need to allow the socket to heal 6 or 8 months before placing the implant.