Hands-on Workshops an der Europerio in Amsterdam
Dr. S. Marcus Beschnidt
Geistlich Fibro-Gide® – a real alternative for soft tissue grafting
The workshop focus on the use of a new collagen matrix in soft tissue enhancement in pontic areas and around dental implants. Surgical techniques are trained step by step and the special handling of the new collagen matrix is shown.
The aim is to provide knowledge and handling recommendations about the use of the new collagen matrix from Geistlich Biomaterials.
Prof. Giovanni Zucchelli
Treatment of single gingival recession with coronally advanced flap and a new collagen matrix
Treatment of gingival recession has become an important therapeutic issue due to the increasing number of cosmetic request from patients. Patients aesthetic demand, due to the exposure, during smiling or function, of portions of the root surface, is the main indication for root coverage surgical procedures, thus complete root coverage, up to the cemento-enamel junction, is the goal to be achieved. The gold standard procedure is considered the coronally advanced flap with the connective tissue graft. The harvesting graft procedure is related to longer surgical chair time, postoperative pain and discomfort. A new collagen matrix can be successfully used in combination with a coronally advanced flap to increase soft tissue thickness. The entire surgical procedure will be described step by step during the workshop.
1. Describe step by step root coverage surgical procedure for the treatment of single gingival recession: flap design, flap elevation, flap mobilization
2. Describe step by step how to handle the new collagen matrix: from shaping to fixation.
3. Describe suturing techniques for the coronally advanced flap