Soft-tissue regeneration

Soft-tissue regeneration has become increasingly important in restoring functionality and aesthetic appearance.

The standard materials for soft-tissue regeneration are autogenous free gingival grafts and connective tissue grafts, but harvesting soft tissues from the palate is painful, technically demanding and time-consuming.

Off-the-shelf soft-tissue products, such as Geistlich Mucograft® and Geistlich Mucograft® Seal, offer many advantages over autogeneous grafts harvested from the palate.

  • No donor site means less pain,1,2 morbidity3 and surgical chair-time1,2,4.
  • Natural texture and colour match to surrounding native tissue5,6.

 

Use of Geistlich Mucograft® is recommended for the therapeutic areas

  • Recession coverage around teeth
  • Widening of the keratinised tissue around teeth or implants

Use of Geistlich Mucograft® Seal is recommended for the therapeutic area

  • Socket seal in extraction socket management

 

Geistlich Mucograft® and Geistlich Mucograft® Seal provide an alternative to autogenous grafts for soft-tissue regeneration1,2,4 and prevent donor site morbidity1,2.

 

References:

  1. Sanz M, et al.: J Clin Periodontol 2009; 36(10): 868-76.
  2. Geistlich Mucograft® Seal Advisory Board Meeting Report, 2013. Data on file, Geistlich Pharma AG, Wolhusen, Switzerland.
  3. Griffin TJ, et al.: J Periodontol 2006; 77(12): 2070-79.
  4. Lorenzo R, et al.: Clin Oral Impl Res 2012; 23(3): 316-24.
  5. McGuire MK & Scheyer ET: J Periodontol 2010; 81(8): 1108-17.
  6. Nevins M, et al.: Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2011; 31(4): 367-73.

 

 

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    Verena Vermeulen
    Scientific Communication Manager