The OsteoGen® Plug

See how the OsteoGen Plug provides a one-step bone-grafting solution, when you don’t want to use a separate membrane for socket preservation. 

The one-step bone-grafting solution for socket preservation without a membrane

The Impladent Ltd. OsteoGen® Bone Grafting Plug combines OsteoGen® bioactive resorbable calcium apatite crystals with bovine Achilles tendon collagen for a one-step socket preservation solution without the need of a separate membrane.

The bioactive calcium phosphate crystals and crystal clusters combined with collagen create a hydrophilic structure that mimics the composition of physiologic bone. The result is a bone graft combined with a collagen plug for ease of clinical delivery — all for less than $50 per extraction. The OsteoGen® bone-grafting production process yields a resorbable bone graft with a unique calcium-to-phosphate (Ca:P) ratio that is not a ß-TCP, not a non-resorbable dense ceramic HA, and not a biphasic mixture of the two. It is a unique low-density calcium phosphate graft that is resorbable.

The bovine Achilles tendon collagen carries the bone graft for easy, efficient delivery to the site, eliminating the hassle and time spent mixing and packing particulate bone grafts, while also eliminating the potential for graft washout. The Type I collagen acts as a wound dressing, not only to stabilize the clot, but also to absorb and deliver blood flow to the slowly resorbing graft — a feature critical for the initiation of bone formation and early angiogenesis.

The collagen found in the OsteoGen® Plug provides a scaffold for keratinized tissue to develop over the grafted site. To prepare the socket, entirely remove infected periodontal ligament, flush out, and repeat. Make holes or partially remove lamina dura to the alveolar process to initiate blood flow and trigger the regional acceleratory phenomenon. Taper the OsteoGen® Plug apically, deliver dry into socket, and let it soak up blood. Compact the OsteoGen® Plug to make a membrane, and condense to 1 millimeter below soft tissue crestally. Crisscross suture over top, not through the OsteoGen® Plug.

The low-density nature of the OsteoGen® graft means that the OsteoGen® Plug will show radiolucent on the day of placement and radiopaque in 4 to 5 months as the graft turns over, depending on the specific patient. This transition from radiolucent to radiopaque is a key indicator of bone turnover. At this point, the OsteoGen® Plug has been replaced with host bone and is ready for implant. Impladent Ltd. offers the OsteoGen® Plug in three sizes:

  • The large size is the most popular at 10 mm x 20 mm, which can be cut, if necessary, to fit root morphology.
  • The slim size (6 mm x 25 mm) is ideal for the anterior region.
  • The extra large size should be used for the largest of

All OsteoGen® Plugs can be trimmed using sharp scissors or a scalpel, or multiple plugs can be used to fill the site. A box of 5 Plugs is $279 or box of 10 Plugs for $499.

Impladent Ltd. also offers the OsteoGen® Strip — a mineralized collagen strip that is used most often to fill the gaps around implants or for sinus lifts. These bone-grafting strips are an easy-to-deliver solution that can be used anywhere particulate graft is used without the worry of particulate migration or wash out.

For more information, visit www.impladentltd.com, or call 800-526-9343.

 

This information was provided by Impladent Ltd.

After you finish reading about the one-step bone-grafting solution provided by OsteoGen Plug, read about how Dr. Charles Schlesinger uses OsteoGen Strips to graft the gap around an implant. https://implantpracticeus.com/using-osteogen-strips-graft-gap-around-implant-case-study/

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