Why are clinicians and patients choosing Palate Free treatments?
Traditional treatment options, such as a Connective Tissue Graft or a Free Gingival Graft are effective, but have several limitations:
Geistlich Biomaterials is grateful to Dr. A. Charles, Dr. R. Abundo, Dr. G. Corrente and ACME Publishing for kindly supplying the image used in this section.
At Geistlich, our pioneering path from biomaterial developer to market leader has been built firmly upon science. Our 165+ years of collagen expertise has fueled soft tissue advancement with a selection of matrices to expand therapeutic options in both open and closed healing situations.
The result is an evolution in care – soft tissue procedures without going to the palate. This palate free approach can positively impact patient satisfaction with faster treatment times and considerably less pain and discomfort.1-5
Improve patient satisfaction with faster treatment times and considerably less pain and discomfort.1-5
In a recent interview with Prof. Dr. Daniel Thoma, he discussed the benefits of palate free procedures in his practice.
“Avoiding a second surgical site reduces patient morbidity, as well as my surgical time.”Access the
Prof. Dr. Daniel Thoma
Geistlich Fibro-Gide® and Geistlich Mucograft® each offer unique benefits, allowing you to select the right Palate Free matrix for your specific clinical needs.
|Structure||Compact and spongy layer|
|Cross-Linking||Reconstituted collagen – no cross-linking|
|Stability||Good volume stability|
|Healing||Open and submerged healing|
|Patient Reported Outcomes||“More than two-thirds of the patients preferred the appearance of collagen matrix therapy.”8|
|Cross-Linking||Reconstituted collagen – smart cross-linking|
|Stability||Increase volume stability|
|Patient Reported Outcomes||“One of the greatest benefits of using soft tissue substitutes is decreased patient morbidity.”9|
“As with all of the Geistlich line of biomaterials, Geistlich Mucograft® is an excellent product. I use it to assist in or with wound closure when I want more soft tissue or there is an incomplete closure of the wound.”Dr. Edison Louie, Anaheim, CA
"Geistlich palate free products have provided me with an endless source of soft tissue material, which is beneficial specifically in multiple teeth defects. There are many factors that I take into consideration when going to sources other than autogenous tissue, such as a patient's concern, a shallow palate and presented with a multiple tooth defect."Dr. Thaer Alqadoumi, Loma Linda, CA
"Geistlich Fibro-gide® has enabled my practice to offer a long-lasting esthetic outcome for my patients. It is a predictable and less traumatic alternative for several soft tissue augmentation procedures."Dr. Erik Sahl, Palm Spring, CA
"Always looking for ways to make my patient experience better, Geistlich Fibro-Gide® has quickly become a regular part of my practice. In many clinical scenarios, it allows me to avoid harvesting tissue from the palate while achieving a long-lasting esthetic result."Dr. Israel Puterman, Chevy Chase, MD
"Geistlich Fibro-gide® has been added to my tool belt to provide my patients with a palate free option to optimize implant esthetics all while avoiding a second donor site."Dr. Yvette Carrillo, San Diego, CA
"Geistlich Fibro-gide® has been a real game changer for my practice! It has allowed me to offer a predictable Palate Free alternative to autogenous tissue for root coverage procedures especially for those patients of mine who are anxious, have had a previous negative experience with palatal harvest, or just don't have the palatal real estate for sufficient graft harvest!"Dr. Vinay Bhide
"In my practice I am always open to new products and procedures to optimize patient care. It is also important that it is backed by long term predictable outcomes. In my experience over the last several years, Geistlich Fibro-Gide® has the capacity to enhance the soft tissue during guided bone regeneration. It is an alternative approach I use clinically every day."Dr. Hector Sarmiento, New York, NY
"When I evaluate products that I am considering to use in clinical procedures I am always looking at the evidence. With Geistlich products you can be sure that the scientific evidence is well documented and is published in animal and human clinical trials. This has been my clinical experience for over 25 years with the use of Geistlich Bio-Gide®, Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® for GBR procedures. It continues to be very positive with my use for over a decade with Geistlich Mucograft® and more recently with Geistlich Fibro-Gide® in providing a “Palate Free” mucogingival solution for my patient. In addition and just as important, my patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) are very positive with their use and this is shared with the prospective patient in helping them to make their decision."Dr. Robert Levine, Philadelphia, PA
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