Introduction: Significant alveolar bone resorption follows tooth extraction. Immediate implant placement alone is not sufficient to prevent this phenomenon. Case Presentation: In this clinical case, a fractured upper first premolar was replaced by an immediate implant and a customized healing abutment designed on the perimeter of the extractive alveolus. After 3 months, the implant was restored. The facial and interdental  soft  tissue  was maintained with  appreciable  success after 5 years. The pre- and 5-year-post-treatment CT scans showed no bone loss. Conclusion: The use of an interim customized healing abutment helps preventing hard and soft tissues collapse.  This technique is very straightforward and might represent a smart preservation strategy when there is no indication for adjunctive hard or soft tissue grafting.

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