The webinar focuses on a new high-density PTFE membrane. Prof. Windisch will present his first hand clinical experiences as well as the handling properties and benefits of this novel membrane.
Several reconstructive surgical methods are suggested in literature to rebuild the deficient alveolar ridge, such as transplantation of autogenous bone blocks, distraction osteogenesis as well as guided bone regeneration (GBR). Among these, GBR is documented to have the widest field of indication in terms of defect morphology.
The essence of GBR is to maintain a secluded space under a barrier membrane preventing epithelial soft tissue migration to stabilize blood clot formation with any particulate auto- or xenografts. The ultimate prerequisite for prevention of epithelial ingrowth is the long term membrane barrier function. Especially when utilizing nonresorbable membranes, primary intention wound healing as a result of a surgical approach avoiding membrane exposure is a key factor for successful hard tissue reconstruction.
Recently a new generation of nonresorbable polytetrafluoroethylene membranes ( high-density PTFE) has been introduced, which is characterized by improved tissue compatibility and resistance against postoperative infections in case of membrane exposure compared to ePTFE and nPTFE membranes.
In this webinar, GBR procedures with different types of nonresorbable membranes will be addressed, highlighting the benefits and handling properties of a new high-density PTFE membrane (botiss permamem®).