The predictability of aesthetic success depends on the tissue loss present at the initiation of treatment. Replacement of single as well as multiple missing teeth in the aesthetic zone is challenging particularly when the three dimensional architecture of the existing bone and soft tissue is deficient. The bony housing in this instance would require augmentation to provide a configuration that permits placement of implants in optimal positions which in turn would result in pleasing aesthetics. The purpose of this case report is to evaluate the stability and aesthetics of a single tooth implant placed in the anterior maxillary region with a bony defect through grafting of autogenous bone and use of a growth factor.
KEYWORDS: Single tooth implant, autogenous bone graft, platelet rich fibrin, growth factors