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Manuel Neves

Porto, Portugal

Clinical case description:

Good reasons for Ridge Preservation in bridge restoration. "As a result of Ridge Preservation, the volume under the pontic can be well maintained. Should the bridge be subsequently replaced by an implant restoration, there is already sufficient bone volume and additional augmentation can usually be avoided"

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<p>Clinical and radiological starting situation: Tooth 11 is to be extracted.</p>

Clinical and radiological starting situation: Tooth 11 is to be extracted.

<p>The socket is filled with Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen. It may be advantageous to cut up the Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen and to insert it piece-by-piece into the socket.</p>

The socket is filled with Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen. It may be advantageous to cut up the Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen and to insert it piece-by-piece into the socket.

<p>The Geistlich Bio-Gide® collagen membrane is folded over the filled socket, and heals uncovered.</p>

The Geistlich Bio-Gide® collagen membrane is folded over the filled socket, and heals uncovered.

<p>Aesthetically attractive result after 1 year. As a result of the Ridge Preservation measures, the volume under the pontic can be well maintained.</p>

Aesthetically attractive result after 1 year. As a result of the Ridge Preservation measures, the volume under the pontic can be well maintained.

Pre-surgery


					<p>Clinical and radiological starting situation: Tooth 11 is to be extracted.</p>

Surgery


					<p>The socket is filled with Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen. It may be advantageous to cut up the Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen and to insert it piece-by-piece into the socket.</p>

Outcome


					<p>The Geistlich Bio-Gide® collagen membrane is folded over the filled socket, and heals uncovered.</p>

Follow-up after at least 6 months


					<p>Aesthetically attractive result after 1 year. As a result of the Ridge Preservation measures, the volume under the pontic can be well maintained.</p>