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Ridge Preservation – Step by Step

Geistlich Bio-Gide® Shape should always be used with a bone graft substitute, such as Geistlich Bio-Oss® or Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen. Application of Geistlich Bio-Gide® Shape membrane is easy:

  • The tooth is extracted and the usual surgical procedures (curettage, de-epithelization etc.) are undertaken.
  • The long strap of the Geistlich Bio-Gide® Shape should be placed to cover the bony defect of the socket, if present. Thereby the dense surface should face towards the soft tissue, and the rough side should face the defect.
  • Place the membrane without pre-wetting within the extraction socket.
  • The defect is filled with a bone grafting material, such as autologous bone or bone substitute (e.g. Geistlich Bio-Oss® / Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen).
  • To close the extraction socket, both lateral wings of the Geistlich Bio-Gide® Shape membrane should be tucked underneath the mucosa, located mesially and distally of the socket.
  • The upper wing should be tucked lingually / pallatinally in-between the soft tissue and bone wall.
  • Fixation of the membrane (e.g. mattress suture) on top may be indicated to avoid its displacement due to shear loading or mobilization.

The general principles of sterile handling and patient medication must be followed when using Geistlich Bio-Gide® Shape.

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