Objective: To describe the successful use of biphasic calcium
sulfate for improving the buccal plate thickness in an immediate
postextraction implant, and its final restoration with custom
lithium disilicate abutment and veneer. Summary: A
hopeless lateral incisor was replaced with an immediate
postextraction implant in conjunction with a buccal plate augmentation
based on biphasic calcium sulfate. Satisfactory soft
tissue height and quality were maintained following healing.
The final restoration managed the severely reduced prosthetic
space due to deep bite, and allowed an adhesive luting procedure.
Key words: adhesion, buccal augmentation, calcium sulfate, dental implant, lithium disilicate,
postextraction implant, veneer