The use of a new non-resorbable cell occlusive membrane to improve bone preservation and augmentation

Alfonso Caiazzo

In this webinar the speaker will present clinical cases demonstrating the excellence achieved.
Bone resorption can be considered as a pitfall to achieve excellent results in oral rehabilitation with dental implants. Soon after a tooth extraction, a physiological bone remodeling starts and it lasts for about 16 to 24 weeks. This remodeling might result in a certain bone resorption that can jeopardize the final clinical outcome or compromise the implant placement in a prosthetically driven position.
Many techniques and different materials have been used to augment the alveolar bone either simultaneously or before implant placement.
The socket preservation techniques have become very popular in order to counteract the physiological bone resorption. In this case a primary closure is not attempted. In so doing this will leave the surgical site exposed to the oral cavity. A cell occlusive membrane can be used to avoid any contamination of the grafting material, most of the membranes utilized in these cases are resorbable. One of the main properties of these membranes is the fast resorption in case of exposure to the oral cavity, this will impede infection and bacterial contamination of the site.
Recently a new non-resorbable membrane has been launched on the market, differently from the ePTFE membranes this new product will not be contaminated by pathogenic bacteria if exposed to the oral cavity. Because of this, the new membrane may be ideal for Socket Preservation and for a GBR technique in cases where the risk of membrane exposure is very high.

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