Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen®

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® a collagen plug?

No. Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® is a mixture of 90% Geistlich Bio-Oss® spongiosa granules and 10% highly purified porcine collagen in a block form. Geistlich Bio-Oss® is a natural bone mineral of bovine origin. The collagen facilitates adaptation of the Geistlich Bio-Oss® to the defect site.

Do I need a membrane when using Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® ?

The collagen in Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® does not function as a membrane. When space maintenance is required, it is recommended to use a membrane for optimal results1.

  1. Perelmann-Karmon, et al.:  Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2012; 32(4): 459-65.

What are the recommended indications for Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® ?

Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® is recommended for the reconstruction of bone defects in the following procedures:

  • Augmentation/reconstruction of alveolar ridges.
  • Filling of extraction sockets.
  • Preparation of implant sites, filling of bone dehiscences, and sinus floor augmentations.
  • Filling of periodontal bone defects, membrane support during guided bone regeneration (GBR) and guided tissue regeneration (GTR).

When can I use Geistlich Bio-Oss® and when Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® ?

Geistlich Bio-Oss® and Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® share the same indications. These products may be used interchangeably in the following procedures: 

  • Augmentation or reconstructive treatment of the alveolar ridge.
  • Filling of periodontal defects.
  • Filling of defects after root resection, apicoectomy, and cystectomy.
  • Filling of extraction sockets to enhance preservation of the alveolar ridge.
  • Elevation of the maxillary sinus floor.
  • Filling of periodontal defects in conjunction with products intended for Guided Tissue Regeneration(GTR) and Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR).
  • Filling of peri-implant defects in conjunction with products intended for Guided Bone Regeneration (GBR).

Is it possible to have an allergic reaction to Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® ?

As Geistlich Bio-Oss Collagen® contains collagen, allergic and inflammatory tissue reactions cannot be excluded. These are, however, extremely rare.