Ti-PTFE regenerative membranes are sterile, non-absorbable membranes made from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) polymer reinforced with a medical grade Titanium embedded between two layers of PTFE.
PTFE is a biologically inert and tissue compatible material. The Ti-PTFE regenerative membranes have been proven to be pyrogen free. Ti-PTFE regenerative membranes for guided bone regeneration (GBR) help in bone neoformation acting as biological barriers to prevent migration from epithelium, the conjunctive tissue and/or bacteria that might cause bone growth inhibition, promoting an adequate space for the formation of a natural fibrin understructure, precursor of the bone tissue.
Ti-PTFE membranes are available reinforced and non-reinforced.
Indications – How to use
Ti-PTFE regenerative membranes are temporarily implantable material used in periodontics, implantology and any dental surgical procedure that requires a mechanical barrier, especially for bone reconstructions. The membranes provide a mechanism for the ingrowth of new soft and hard tissues, and they are used as a space making barriers for the treatment of periodontal defects.
Carefully open the outer tray of the double blister and aseptically remove the inner sterile tray which contains the Ti-PTFE Regenerative Membrane. The sterile barrier membrane then can be removed from the sterile inner tray for usage during the surgical procedure.
If additional stability is desired, the membrane can be stabilised with sutures, surgical tacks and screws.
When removal is desired, the membrane can be easily removed by grasping with forceps.
Following membrane removal, the regenerated tissue will re-epithelialize within 14 to 21 days to complete the initial healing process. However, the final bone maturation will not occur for 6 to 12 months.
Ti-PTFE Regenerative Membranes like all the other membranes, should not be placed on existing active infection.