Socket preservation

(Case by Dr B. P. Levin & Dr M. Weiss, Philadelphia, USA)

Large defect after extraction.

Augmentation with bone graft material and coverage with OSSIX® PLUS membrane.

Exposed membrane after wound closure.

10 DAYS POST-OPERATIVE

Primary healing with no complications.

5 MONTHS POST-OPERATIVE

Healthy soft tissue over the alveolar ridge.

Situation after re-entry: Excellent bone consolidation and sufficient bone volume available.

Socket preservation

(Clinical case by courtesy of Prof. Dr. Anton Friedmann, Germany)

PRE-OP

Tooth 16 not worth preserving with periapical granuloma at palatal root (left).

Post closure of socket with membrane and repositioning of flaps using cross-seam suturing technique.

3 DAYS POST-OP

Inflammation-free intact membrane structure, early wound closure (left).

7 DAYS POST-OP

Advanced wound closure already visible, sutures removed (right).

21 DAYS POST-OP

Complete wound closure (left).

5 MONTHS POST-OP

Completely healed keratinised gingiva conditions (right).

POST FLAP PREPARATION

Completely consolidated alveolar ridge with buccal residues of membrane (left).

POST INSERTION OF IMPLANT

Sufficient bone available in buccal and apical dimensions (right).