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Geistlich Mucograft The well-documented alternative to soft-tissue grafts for root coverage and gain of keratinized tissue


July 15, 2014
by HANSAmed Ltd.

Gold standard for soft-tissue regeneration

Although the use of autogenous harvested tissues has proven to be the gold standard for soft tissue augmentation procedures involving root coverage or generation of keratinized tissue, harvest site morbidity and limited supply have prompted clinicians to seek graft alternatives.

No need for graft harvesting with Geistlich Mucograft®

Several randomised controlled clinical trials have shown that the xenogenic collagen matrix Geistlich Mucograft® is a viable alternative for increasing keratinised tissue1,2 and for recession coverage3-5 without the morbidity resulting from harvesting autogenous grafts. Through using Geistlich Mucograft®, the absence of a donor site significantly reduces both surgical chair time and post-operative pain, and avoids harvest-site complications. In addition, the matrix provides a superior match of colour and texture to a free gingival graft,6 which is conducive to good aesthetic outcomes.

Easy handling and unlimited availability with Geistlich Mucograft® T

The matrix Geistlich Mucograft® consists of a compact and a spongy structure. The compact structure lends structural integrity and stability. It is easy to suture and protects the defects from infections, allowing Geistlich Mucograft® to be used in open-healing situations without the need for wound-dressing. The spongy structure is designed to stabilise the blood clot and to allow the ingrowth of soft-tissue. As an off-the-shelf product Geistlich Mucograft® offers easy handling, unlimited availability and uniform quality. It is ready to use and can be applied directly from the blister to the defect without any pre-treatment or pre-hydration. 

Learn more about Geistlich Mucograft® and soft-tissue augmentation therapies around teeth by reviewing the following article written by Dr. Michael McGuire and be eligible for 2 CE credits.

Take a 10 question quiz after reviewing the following article on alternative approaches for autogenous grafts and be eligible for 2 CE credits: http://cdeworld.com/courses/4774-Evidence-Based_Alternatives_for_Autogenous_Grafts_Around_Teeth:Outcomes-Attachment-and_Stability?mc_cid=04d84e481f&mc_eid=16a4d85b70

You can take the quiz online for $16 and print your certificate to receive CE credits immediately. If you prefer to receive a hard copy of the article including quiz you can order it from www.hansamed.net.

 for free. You can fill out and mail the answer sheet to the publisher for $32 to receive your certificate.

If you wish to receive more information on Geistlich Mucograft® or if you wish to place an order, don’t hesitate to contact  www.hansamed.net.

References:

  1. Sanz M, et al. : J Clin Periodontol 2009; 36(10): 868-76.
  2. Lorenzo R, et al. : Clin Oral Implants Res 2012; 23(3): 316-24.
  3. McGuire MK & Scheyer ET: J Periodontol 2010; 81(8): 1108-17.
  4. Cardaropoli D, et al. : J Periodontol 2012; 83(3): 321-28.
  5. Aroca S, et al.: J Clin Periodontol 2013; 40(7): 713-20.
  6. Nevins M, et al.: Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2011; 31(4): 367-73.

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