Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The bone recedes in the weeks and months after tooth removal. Some of the following problems may occur:
- Esthetic impairment: The gum follows the receding bone leading to visible soft-tissue defects.
- Hygiene: recession of the hard and soft-tissues under a fixed bridge can make it more difficult, or impossible to clean adequately.
- Difficulty with articulation: bone and soft-tissue loss can create open spaces between the teeth or under a restoration that can affect articulation.
- Expensive and complicated follow-up treatments: The loss of bone will have to be replaced and can require extensive bone and soft-tissue augmentation.
Meticulous selection of raw materials, together with a strictly controlled manufacturing process, allows Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Gide® to conform to the highest safety requirements and ensures high tolerability.
Our strict manufacturing criteria:
- Careful selection of raw materials for the manufacture of Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Gide®, using bone substance or collagen only from monitored establishments.
- Highly effective cleaning process using chemical and physical treatments and long periods of heating (Geistlich Bio-Oss®).
- Monitored production process with regular checks by independent institutions and state authorities.
- Sterilization of end products.
- Documented quality assurance system.
- Dental implants: To support and augment the jaw bone when using dental implants, if the existing amount of bone is not sufficient to stabilize the implant long-term.
- Periodontitis: To preserve existing teeth that have lost the supporting bone in the jaw as a result of periodontal disease (e.g. due to bacterial tooth plaque).
- Extensive bone damage: Bone reconstruction after extensive bone loss.