Failure of a natural tooth may not permit placement of an implant at the time of extraction due to insufficiency in available bone to house the implant. Reconstruction of the extraction socket frequently involves both hard and soft tissue augmentation to provide a site that can house the implant and ridge contours that mimic the adjacent natural anatomy. The modified IVAN technique achieves those goals and may be used in both delayed and immediate placement situations. The technique will be discussed as well as long-term follow-up on 20 cases treated by the author.

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