Achieving predictable success with implants in the aesthetic zone is essential for clinicians. Promoting marginal bone and stability of the gingival environment is key to obtaining a predictable aesthetic outcome. The present study aimed to describe a technique that combines a flapless approach to immediate extraction and placement of sloped implants, using an acellular dermal matrix to contain the coronal aspect of a deproteinised bovine bone mineral graft. This minimally invasive technique results in stable augmentation of soft tissue thickness to ensure predictable aesthetic results. A collection of case reports with a follow-up period of up to 45 months is presented to demonstrate the surgical technique. Clinical presentation showed relative stability of the soft tissue margins during the evaluation period.
Keywords: aesthetics, bone graft, immediate placement, single implant, surgical procedure
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare there are no conflicts of interest relating to this study.