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The OsteoGen ® Plug combines bone graft with a collagen plug to yield the easiest and most affordable way to clinically deliver bone graft for socket preservation and ridge maintenance without the use of a membrane. Watch video below.
OsteoGen Plug Case
OsteoGen Plug Key Features and Benefits
The OsteoGen® Bone Grafting Plug is the easiest and most affordable way to clinically deliver bone graft for ridge maintenance and socket preservation. The idea is simple - we take a collagen plug and fill it with our OsteoGen® non-ceramic bone graft crystals to create the OsteoGen® Bone Grafting Plug. The result is a bone graft combined with a collagen plug for ease of clinical delivery – all at the introductory special price of only $50 per extraction without the need for a membrane.
The OsteoGen® Bone Grafting Plug combines our OsteoGen® Bioactive Resorbable Calcium Apatite with a bovine achilles tendon collagen matrix to create a structure that mimics the organic and inorganic components of physiologic bone.
OsteoGen® is a bioactive and resorbable calcium apatite based bone graft that is physicochemically and crystallographically similar to human bone.1 The OsteoGen® non-ceramic production process yields a resorbable bone graft with a unique Ca:P ratio that is NOT a ß-TCP and NOT a non-resorbable dense ceramic HA, nor is it a biphasic mixture of the two.
|Questions and Answers|
The OsteoGen Plug was designed to be used in sockets with four walls. If the buccal plate is missing, it is likely that a membrane will be required. A sustained resorption membrane (4-6 months resorption time) should be sufficient in this situation.
Yes, the OsteoGen Plug can be easily cut for smaller sockets After it is cut, the clinician can roll it between his/her fingers, if additional contouring is necessary. Additionally, the plug can be moistened slightly for easier shaping.
No primary closure is necessary when grafting extraction sites with the Osteogen Plugs. This is the biggest benefit of the Osteogen plug – no membrane required when grafting extraction sites (Please remember that: The OsteoGen Plug was designed to be used in sockets with four walls. If the buccal plate is missing, it is likely that a membrane will be required). The most commonly used socket preservation technique is the “mineralized bone plug” technique made popular by Hom Lay Wang (although there are a dozens of similar techniques). The basic premise is that you fill the site with graft and cover with a collagen plug. With the OsteoGen Plug, it’s the graft and plug in one, so just put the plug into place and suture over top.
Thanks for your question. Osteogen Plugs are very different than Foundation. Foundation is composed ONLY of atelo-collagen. There is no actual graft material in Foundation. Osteogen Plugs, however, is highly purified Type I bovine Achilles tendon collagen, combined with crystals of the product OsteoGen, a synthetic bioactive resorbable graft of the non-ceramic hydroxylapatite category. Osteogen has been used as a synthetic bone graft material for nearly 30 years. It is the combination of a proven synthetic bone graft material with a collagen plug that makes Osteogen Plugs unique.
Simply put, Osteogen plugs are your standard collagen plug infused with Osteogen bone graft. It’s a unique combination of OsteoGen ® Bioactive Resorbable Calcium Apatite with a bovine achilles tendon collagen matrix. The combined structure mimics the organic and inorganic components of physiologic bone. The Bovine Achilles Tendon collagen carries the bone graft for easy and efficient delivery to the site, eliminating the hassle and time spent mixing and packing particulate grafts while also eliminating the potential for graft wash out. OsteoGen® is a bioactive and resorbable calcium apatite crystal bone graft that is physicochemically & crystallographically similar to human bone. 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. **More about Osteogen** OsteoGen® is a bioactive & resorbable calcium apatite crystal that is physicochemically similar to human bone. The production process yields a unique Ca:P ratio that is NOT a ß-TCP and NOT a dense ceramic HA, nor is it a biphasic mixture of the two. It has been proven safe, reliable and clinically effective for use with implants for over 30 years. The OsteoGen® bioactive & resorbable crystal clusters control migration of connective tissue and form a strong bond with newly growing bone. This intimate contact results in better bone formation for implant support. The x-ray reveals when sufficient bone has formed and the site is ready for implant placement. OsteoGen® non-ceramic crystals are radiolucent on the day of placement & radiopaque in ~4-6 months following resorption and host bone formation.
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"I had wondered for years why someone hadn’t made a collage plug type graft which could be placed like a collagen plug but act like a graft, going so far as to try and make my own “stuffy” with graft material placed inside a mostly hollowed out collagen plug. Finally Impladent did it with the Osteogen Plug. I have successfully grafted intact extraction sockets as well as three wall defects with this product. In addition to the ease of use of the product, there is a built in indicator in the material which gives you a good idea of when the area is ready to be implanted. While the material is initially radiolucent upon placement, three to four months later the area will appear opaque on a radiograph. I usually give the area a total of 5 tom6 months for full maturation. For $50 per plug it’s a no brainer in my opinion." Source: OsseoNews.com on Socket Preservation: http://www.osseonews.com/socket-preservation-techniques-working/
Kevin Mischley DMD