Provisionalization of Endosseous implants at the time of placement has become more prominent in the field of dental implantology over the past several years, especially in the esthetic zone. The advantages of this modality of treatment include immediate tooth replacement, containment for bone grafting, soft tissue augmentation, formation and maintenance of esthetic soft tissue contours, minimizing the number of surgical procedures, the treatment time and an improved sense of the patient s perception of the implant treatment process. Although the survival rate for this technique is high and predictable, post treatment gingival recession and bone resorption in the aesthetic zone are potential limitations. This
case report presents a surgical technique for the preservation and augmentation of anterior aesthetics that combines minimally invasive extraction, immediate implant placement, a combined soft and hard tissue augmentation and immediate non-functional loading and the use of an implant system that allows platform switching to preserve the buccal bone...