GBR with non-resorbable membrane
PTFE membranes are the most commonly used non-resorbable membranes. The synthetic, inert nature of the dPTFE membrane allows for its longer use without any negative side effects. The dPTFE membrane maintains its structural integrity during implantation and over time. Moreover, the dPTFE material has superior space-maintaining properties and capacity for cell occlusion. Due to its small pore size, the dPTFE membrane acts as an efficient barrier against bacterial penetration, and is therefore advantageous in situations where primary closure cannot be achieved.
In particular for more demanding augmentative procedures mixing cerabone® with autologous bone or allogeneic bone chips (maxgraft® granules) is beneficial. By mixing bovine and allogeneic granules, the advantages of both materials may be combined; the biological potential of maxgraft® along with the long-term stability of cerabone® lead to fast regeneration and formation of vital, strong bone. For those who prefer to work with synthetic materials, the biphasic calcium phosphate maxresorb® offers a valid alternative.