Gain of keratinised tissue

Augmentation of width of keratinised tissue around prosthetic restoration

Aim: Augmentation of the width of keratinised tissue around prosthetic restoration, avoiding the patient morbidity caused by autogenous soft-tissue grafts.

Conclusion: Mucograft® (prototype)* is as effective and predictable as connective tissue graft (CTG) to gain an adequate width of keratinised tissue. The 3D-matrix shows excellent handling properties and can be used successfully in an open healing situation, reducing significantly patient morbidity and surgery time compared to CTG.

  

  

(Sanz M, et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2009 Oct;36(10):868-76
* Mucograft® (prototype) exhibited highly similar physical, mechanical and biological properties to the final product Geistlich Mucograft® differing only in the porcine collagen source used.)