New study on Ridge Preservation: collagen matrix as good as tissue from the palate
Italian researchers carried out a Ridge Preservation on each of 15 patients with Geistlich Bio-Oss® and epithelial connective tissue transplanted from the palate or the collagen matrix Geistlich Mucograft®.
Just as good - or even better?
After one year they judged both alternatives to be on a par according to all the examined criteria1:
- same implant success
- same implant survival
- just as good vertical bone level preservation
- just as good horizontal bone level preservation
- just as good a preservation of peri-implant marginal ridge level
The big benefit of a collagen matrix here is: it simplifies the surgical procedure and lessens the pain involved in surgery2 as no autologous tissue needs to be taken from the palate.
Geistlich Mucograft®: copied from Mother Nature
Geistlich Mucograft® has been specifically developed for soft tissue regeneration in the oral cavity. In 2013 Geistlich Pharma additionally launched the collagen matrix in a circular shape of 8 mm in diameter. This especially tailors Geistlich Mucograft® Seal for Ridge Preservation.
On this page Swiss expert Prof. Ronald E. Jung demonstrates a Ridge Preservation with Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen and Mucograft® Seal.
- Meloni SM, et al.: Eur J Oral Implantol 2015; 8(1): 39-48.
- Sanz M, et al.: J Clin Periodontol 2009; 36(10): 868-76.