The OsteoGen® Bone Grafting Plug is an easy and affordable way to clinically deliver bone graft—providing socket preservation without the need for a membrane. It creates a bone-grafting material by combining type I bovine Achilles tendon collagen with bioactive (and resorbable) non-ceramic calcium apatite crystals.
To use an OsteoGen plug:
Extract the tooth.
Debride site thoroughly using a curet and surgical bur.
Select the appropriate size OsteoGen plug depending on the root canal anatomy.
Cut and shape plug as needed for socket.
Insert OsteoGen plug to deliver bone graft and absorb blood flow.
- This will stabilize the plug and initiate early bone formation and angiogenesis.
Gently pack down OsteoGen plug to soft-tissue level.
-Use a crisscross suture over the top to keep plug in place.
-There’s no need to use a membrane over the site.
-Using non-resorbable sutures is advisable to ensure two full weeks of healing (removable sutures may be used, but must last at least two weeks).
Host bone tissue should replace the structure within a few months. The OsteoGen plug is radiolucent when placed, but it will become radiopaque within 3–5 months (when it has been replaced with host bone tissue). Implant placement can then be achieved.
The OsteoGen® Plug is manufactured by Impladent Ltd. Jamaica, NY.