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The PTFE 4-0 suture with a 16 mm reverse cutting needle, 3/8 circle, is the most popular of the smaller 4-0 sutures, especially for dental implant and bone grafting procedures. Cytoplast Comparison: CS0618RC.
PTFE Sutures Main Features and Benefits
PTFE Suture Applications
PTFE sutures thanks to being completely non-absorbable and biologically inert, cause minimal inflammatory response in the moist environment of the oral cavity, that’s why they are an excellent choice for any:
About PTFE Sutures
The PTFE Suture, is monofilament, synthetic, non-absorbable surgical suture composed of 100% polytetrafluoroethylene without any additives. The suture undyed and uncoated.
PTFE is a unique biomaterial in that it is inert and chemically non-reactive. In addition, the monofilament construction prevents bacterial wicking which is associated with braided sutures. Therefore, PTFE sutures are ideal for any implant, periodontal and bone graft surgery where the usage of a monofilament suture with low bacterial adhesion is recommended.
|Questions and Answers|
No. PTFE is inert and biocompatible.
PTFE Sutures offer the best of both worlds of monofilament and braided sutures. They offer the soft tissue response and elimination of bacterial wicking characteristics usually associated with a monofilament, while maintaining the flexibility and patient comfort usually associated with braided sutures. Additionally, they retain a high tensile strength and are readily visible in the mouth.
A double throw, followed by a locking stitch in the opposite direction, and then a second locking stitch in the opposite direction of the first locking stitch.
While this is left to the discretion of the surgeon, most clinicians find that the sutures may be left in place for 2 to 4 weeks because of the biocompatibility of PTFE and the maintenance of tensile strength.
PTFE Sutures are most often used in conjunction with bone grafting, the placement of dental implants, periodontal surgery, and soft tissue grafts.
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