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Approximate In Vivo Resorption Time:
(1) Dahlin C, Linde A, Gottlow J, Nyman S. Healing of bone defects by guided tissue regeneration. Plast Reconstr Surg 1988; 81:672-6.
(2) Reported from the product’s Instructions for Use.
(3) Data on file.
BioGide® is a registered trademark of Geistlich, Wolhusen, Switzerland. BioMend® and BioMend® Extend™ have registered trademarks of Zimmer Dental, Carlsbad, CA.
The use of barrier membranes for guided bone regeneration has significantly impacted the dental industry in the last 20 years. Findings early on revealed that by excluding fibrous connective tissue, a favorable environment for osteoblastic activity was created. Since that time, research has shown that the protection provided by a barrier membrane results in a highly significant increase in bone regeneration. (1)
With the growing demand for dental implant therapy, the increased number of patients needing guided bone regeneration demands that a clinician have an option for a predictable, high quality, barrier membrane for guided bone and tissue regeneration. Now you do.
Several requirements are necessary for a collagen barrier membrane to fulfill the desired role in guided bone regeneration procedures. The membrane must be able to EXCLUDE fibrous connective tissue, PROTECT the graft from the oral environment for an extended time, and CONTAIN the chosen graft material.
Ousia bioMAINTAIN barrier membranes have physical and performance characteristics, which allow them to fulfill this role. In addition, due to a 100% resorbable matrix, there is no need for a secondary surgical procedure to remove the membrane.
Ousia bioMAINTAIN barrier membranes are made from highly purified Type I bovine collagen sourced from the Achilles tendon.
While other membranes may have some of the clinicians preferred characteristics, the proprietary manufacturing processes of Ousia bioMAINTAIN barrier membranes result in a unique combination of biocompatibility, extended barrier function, membrane integrity (for suturing or tacking), handling options, and complete resorbability. All the desired properties of an effective barrier membrane for GBR procedures.
When used as directed, bioMAINTAIN provide the necessary characteristics, which allow for the proper environment for osteogenesis.
Ousia barrier membranes may be used in the following procedure types:
Ousia bioMAINTAIN has been developed with a proprietary fiber orientation, which allows for optimal space maintenance and mechanical strength.
Membrane being used to protect the site and contain graft material. The membrane was easily trimmed to fit around adjacent dentition.
Surgical imagery provided by Dr. Aron Gonshor, Quebec, Canada
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