permamem®

HIGH-DENSITY PTFE BARRIER MEMBRANE

permamem® is an exceptionally thin, non-resorbable and biocompatible membrane. It is composed of biologically inert, high-density polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which acts as an efficient barrier against bacterial and cellular penetration, and can therefore be used for open healing in certain indications. In addition, an easy removal of the membrane is enabled as no adjacent tissue grows into it. permamem® maintains its structural characteristics both during the initial implantation and over the whole healing time.

OPEN HEALING IN SOCKET AND RIDGE PRESERVATION

Since permamem® can be used for open healing in socket- and ridge preservation, primary wound closure is omitted and the soft tissue contours are maintained. The missing flap closure avoids displacement of the mucogingival line thus preserving the attached gingiva. Likewise, the aesthetic outcome is improved as the non-surgical removal of the membrane after the healing time omits the need for big surgical incisions. After removal of permamem®, the primary healing process and the reepithelialization of the regenerated soft tissue is completed within about one month.

CLINICAL APPLICATION

UPGRADE: Vertical/horizontal GBR

MORE CASES with permamem® in vertical/horizontal GBR

Socket management – Open healing

PROPERTIES & ADVANTAGES

– 100% synthetic PTFE barrier membrane
– Ultra-thin (~0.08 mm)
– Impervious to bacteria due to dense structure
– Exceptional 360° tear strength
– No need for primary soft tissue closure (indication-dependent)
– Supports space maintenance (as compared to collagen membranes)
– Easy recovery thanks to blue color
– Rounded edges for minimal tissue trauma
– Easy fixation with sutures or pins
– Either side may be placed towards the defect site

 

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INDICATIONS

permamem® is a temporarily implantable membrane for use as a space-creating barrier in GBR and GTR.

IMPLANTOLOGY, PERIODONTOLOGY AND ORAL AND CMF SURGERY

– Socket- and ridge preservation (open healing)
– Horizontal/vertical augmentation
– Fenestration and dehiscence defects
– Intraosseous defects (1 to 3 walls)
– Furcation defects (class I and II)

 

 

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