Immediate Implantation With Ridge Augmentation Using Acellular Dermal Matrix and Deproteinized Bovine Bone: A Case Report

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Immediate implant placement combined with hard and soft tissue grafting has been suggested because it may preclude dramatic postextraction bone loss and may decrease overall discomfort with reduction in the number of surgeries and in treatment time. In this case report, the acellular dermal matrix was used as a membrane for immediate implantation via a bone augmentation procedure in an esthetically challenging situation. The author suggests that this surgical technique provides the clinician with an option for an immediate implant therapy when primary closure is not intended. Additional randomized controlled trials conducted over long periods are necessary to establish whether this procedure offers long-term benefit to patients.

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