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Interview conducted by Todd Scantlebury

Geistlich Mucograft®: better Comfort, Cosmetics and Convenience

Dr. Michael K. McGuire | United States
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“Soft tissues need to be analyzed as thoroughly as the bone”
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

The Sequential Ridge Augmentation Protocol helps achieve bone and soft tissue regeneration in the context of implant placement in a systematic way.1 We discussed with Dr. Neel Bhatavadekar the importance of soft tissues for implant success and the best way to prepare patients for a staged approach.

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Geistlich Mucograft® is non-inferior to palatal graft – also in the long run
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

 

Free gingival graft is considered the gold-standard to widen the keratinized tissue in the vestibulum. In 2014, a randomized controlled split-mouth study by McGuire et al. showed that Geistlich Mucograft® is just as capable of achieving the goal of generating >2 mm of keratinized tissue.1 Now the authors confirmed the efficacy also in the long run – with follow-up times up to eight years.2

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"I would fill the gap in any case"
Dr. Giulia Cerino | Switzerland

Prof. Jan Cosyn has a lot of experience in the controversial field of implant placement timing. We asked him to shed some light on the question: Immediate implant placement - when is hard and soft tissue grafting indicated?

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Orthodontics’ effect on periodontal phenotype
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Orthodontic tooth movement can increase the incidence of bony dehiscence and gingival recession. Dr. Hector Rios, USA, investigates how this effect can be minimized. We talked to him about healthy conditions, short treatment time and long-term success.

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Uneventful open-healing using resorbable collagen membranes
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

The survival rate of implants placed immediately into extraction sockets with bone and soft tissue regeneration in an “open-healing” technique was 100% after 4 years in function.1

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What is the difference between Geistlich Mucograft® and Geistlich Fibro-Gide®?
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Geistlich Mucograft® and Geistlich Fibro-Gide® are both collagen matrices optimized for soft tissue regeneration. Sometimes customers ask us: What’s their difference? Well, curtain up and the word is yours, dear matrices!

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Clinical benefits of filling the gap at immediate implant sites
Dr. Marjan Gilani | Switzerland

In his lecture at the Geistlich + YOU online congress, Dr. Robert Carvalho Da Silva from Brazil shared his insights on the clinical impact of filling the gap when implants are placed immediately after tooth extraction. The focus was bone and soft tissue regeneration for preventing esthetic and biologic complications in the long run.

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Essential protection from long-term complications
Ass. Prof. Stefan Fickl | Germany

For long time, soft tissue management was seen as purely esthetic. But around implants both keratinized tissue and sufficiently thick soft tissue have protective functions.

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Significantly lower patient morbidity for xenogeneic collagen matrix

Are xenogeneic matrices valuable alternatives to autologous soft tissue grafts for increasing mucosal thickness, gaining keratinized mucosa width, and reducing patient morbidity? A collaboration between Spanish and US researchers, led by Dr. Jordi Gargallo-Albiol, answered this question with a systematic review and meta-analysis.1

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“Thorough cleaning of the extraction socket is key”
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Dr. Diego Velasquez, USA, has extensive experience with Ridge Preservation. We discussed with him indications, complications and the influence the selected biomaterial has on the treatment outcome. 

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Enough keratinized tissue even in the long run
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Geistlich Mucograft® together with an apically repositioned flap can create new keratinized tissue of excellent quality and perfect texture and color match. This has been shown by many studies. What matters most for patients, though, is long-term stability. A group of clinicians led by Carlo Maiorana, Italy, investigated this topic.1

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Research that should influence clinical practice
Dr. Ulpee R. Darbar | United Kingdom

Systematic reviews, despite heterogeneity and standardization issues, can give the clinician a framework from which to assess and plan their patients, temporarily making up for the current lack of randomized controlled trials particularly in the fi eld of dental implantology. This article provides a short overview of key published systematic reviews and their relevance to the clinician.

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Strip autograft plus Geistlich Mucograft® allow the growth of physiologically normal keratinized gingiva

Biopsies from the combined grafting technique show tissue morphology as well as keratin and collagen expression identical to that of free gingival graft strips.1

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Soft tissue volume augmentation

Does soft tissue management have an impact on peri-implant health or is it just a questions of esthetics? Our infographic gives insights on this questions.

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Facing dehiscence defects in the anterior area
Prof. Shakeel Shahdad | United Kingdom

Soft tissue defects are often encountered prior to implantation, resulting in insufficient attached keratinized mucosa, which, if not corrected, results in less than ideal aesthetic outcomes.

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Oral Regeneration Topic
Verena Vermeulen | Switzerland

Scientific radar, expert interview, webinar - all on the same topic. In the Oral Regeneration Topic, which is organized every six months by the Osteology Foundation, you can learn a lot about selected matters.