The time of implantation is dependent on several different factors and has a significant impact on the further procedure and the prospects of a successful implantation in the long term. Generally speaking, the jaw bone needs some time following a tooth extraction until the implant can be inserted. Granting it this time enables a comprehensive healing process; if necessary, bone augmentation can be conducted and mouth hygiene completely restored. This technique has prevailed in practice and is also referred to as a “late implantation“. However, under certain conditions (surgical possibilities, anatomical features, patients‘ requests), an immediate or delayed implantation are also worth considering.