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Dental Pericardium Explained

Just below this blog is a fine study that shows just how effective collagen products can be in postoperative care for patients whose teeth have been pulled. This post offers a look at a similar membrane for dental surgery: pericardium.

Pericardium is a long-lasting membrane, which is precisely what you want when the site in question will be healing for months. Because it is a cell-occlusive matrix, pericardium actually helps the body to heal, revascularize, and ultimately regrow stable bone tissue.

Pericardium products are pliant membranes, meaning that they can be draped, fitted and otherwise sculpted to meet the particular geometric demands of a given site. This helps to create far more solid and secure barriers than you would get from packing materials, or from relying on the body’s own tissue. Wonderfully when four to six months are up, the pericardium dissolves completely, leaving behind a healed surgery site without adverse effects.

To learn more about our broad selection of bone grafting materials, collagen products or pericardium products, please visit the Surgikor store today.

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The Power of Collagen in Socket Grafting

At Surgikor, we proudly offer a wide array of bone grafting materials and surgical allografts. The list includes everything from cortical cancellous grafting material to pericardium and collagen membranes.

This article helps explain why collagen remains one of the most trusted materials in medicine, describing its role in socket grafting and the healing process:

Socket grafting is one of the most frequently performed procedures in oral surgery. After a tooth is pulled, the tooth socket in the jawbone where the tooth had been anchored can rapidly shrink and make it impossible to place a dental implant. To prevent this, the surgeon fills the hole with a bone grafting material that combines with the natural bone to rebuild or preserve the bone’s strength. A barrier membrane, such as porcine collagen, can keep the gum from growing into the space.

Unsurprisingly, a recent study designed to examine the improvement in patients with the use of a membrane such as collagen found that the collagen made a tremendous impact:

Computerized tomographic scans showed that bone density quickly developed with the combination of socket grafting material and the barrier membrane. This meant that the grafting material was well integrated into the jawbone. All of the treated sites healed well, and no bone particles were lost as the sockets healed.

To learn more about how you can get your hands on the most effective collagen products in the dental industry, check out our full online store today.

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How to Find Superior Bone Grafting Material

Looking for outstanding bone grafting material, and wondering how to choose? There are, after all, several competing national brands for grafting materials, and generally speaking they all meet the standard guidelines for sterility, purity, bioavailability and so on.

One thing that may help is to look closely at each vendor and determine whether they work exclusively in dental surgery supplies or not. At Surgikor, we are proud to offer not just allograft and cortical cancellous bone grafts, but a wide variety of dental instruments such as sinus lift instruments, scalpels, drills and more.

Dental surgery is our stock in trade. That means that every time you order bone grafting material from Surgikor, you are working with a dedicated expert in the field you know best.

To learn more about our selection of bone grafting kits, including pericardium and collagen products, contact us today.

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Allograft Dental Bone Grafts Require Soft Tissue Expertise

One of the interesting aspects of dental implantology and bone grafting is soft tissue aesthetics and restoration. As dental surgeons gain more expertise in this discipline, patients increasingly expect a seamless look when the procedure is complete.

This recent article addresses some of the remaining milestones in soft tissue technique, and explores the state of the process today. The researchers’ conclusion is appropriately positive, given how far we have come:

Our treatment modalities have evolved from socket compression post-extraction, to socket preservation with an aim to enhance the eventual peri-implant soft tissue . . .With newer research modalities, such as cyto-detachment technology, and cutting-edge bioengineering solutions (possibly a soft-tissue-implant construct) which might be available in the near future for enhancing soft tissue, we are certainly in an exciting era in dentistry.

If you’d like to deliver outstanding results both medically and cosmetically, you’ll need to work with the proper materials. Check here for our industry-leading allograft bone grafting kits, including collagen products, plugs, membranes and more.

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When Dental Surgery Makes All the Difference

It is easy in the field of dental surgery to forget that the procedures and advances we develop change more than teeth; they can change lives as well, sometimes profoundly.

Such is the case with this recent news video, which tells the story of a daughter who is reaching out to save her mother’s smile through dental surgery:

At Surgikor, we are proud to offer dental professionals the tools they need to make a lasting difference in the lives of their patients, from bone grafting materials to collagen products. These are dental instruments created with extraordinary precision and care, which is why so many of our clients come back for repeat orders.

To get your hands on the building blocks for life-changing dental surgery, we invite you to start your search here.

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Dental Implant Inventor Dies

A pioneer in the field of dental implants passed away this month. Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark died in Sweden from an apparent heart attack at the age of 85.

Renowned for his work in dental surgery, bone grafting materials and dental implantology, Dr. Branemark discovered more or less by accident that the body doesn’t reject titanium as it does most materials. This discovery soon led him to develop the first modern dental implants.

As the New York Times put it, Branemark’s invention has helped many millions of people lead more productive and comfortable lives:

Implants have been a major advance in dentistry, liberating millions of elderly people from painful, ill-fitting dentures, a diet of soft foods and the ignominy of a sneeze that sends false teeth flying out of the mouth.

And the spread of Branemark’s dental anchor system soon led to a new secondary industry for dental materials, including Allograft bone grafts, cortical cancellous bone grafts, collagen products and many more. It wasn’t long before Branemark’s breakthrough was felt throughout all of medicine:

Titanium implants have spread well beyond dentistry: Osseointegration is now used in medical and veterinary applications.

At Surgikor, we proudly offer hundreds of products for use in bone grafts and dental surgery. To get started with some of the finest dental instruments in the nation, visit our shopping pages today.

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The New York Times on the Benefits of Dental Implants

A recent piece in the New York Times discussed the various economic roadblocks faced by many people in search of long-lasting dental care. Among other things, the article also addressed the myriad benefits of dental implants:

Implants are an economic impossibility for some patients, said Beth Truett, chief executive of Oral Health America. But, “If they can afford it, they are a great solution to maintaining not only that tooth, but the teeth around it.” A full set of teeth for an adult is 28 (32 if you still have your wisdom teeth), and you should have at least 22 teeth to eat properly, she said. Once a tooth is lost, nearby teeth bear additional strain and it gets more difficult to chew; that leads to a cycle of poor nutrition and further tooth loss, she said.

This is precisely the reason why dental implants remain a swift business for many dental surgeons: they remain an indispensable element of good overall health:

Patients who are in their 80s, but who are fit and have a healthy lifestyle, can benefit from technologically advanced dental care “because it is estimated that they will have another 10-15 years of life span,” Helena Tapias-Perdigón, an assistant professor at the Baylor College of Dentistry at Texas A&M Health Science Center, said in an email.

Here at Surgikor, we offer a full suite of products to keep your practice up to date with the latest techniques, technologies and materials, including:

Feel free to browse the full catalog here, and don’t hesitate to contact our experts if you have any questions. As more and more people come under the protection of good insurance, the market for dental implants is only going to grow.

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Know Your Dental Instruments

It is a strange day in the world of dental instruments when these professional medical devices become the subject of a government sting. But that is precisely what happened when officials in the UK seized many thousands of counterfeit dental devices recently en route to online retailers such as eBay and Amazon:

The illegal products, ranging from drills to radiography systems, were counterfeit copies of major brands or substandard with fake documentation, according to the MHRA. Among the items seized were handpiece drills that could malfunction and disintegrate in patients’ mouths, dental x-ray systems that emit high levels of radiation, and root canal files that could break.

It isn’t hard to imagine why such a market might arise: dental tools such as bone grafting material and collagen products can be expensive, and with good reason. These are medical grade materials designed to heal without harming, and in some cases, to remain indefinitely in the body.

All the more reason to exercise caution and to purchase only from dental material provides you know and trust:

“Dentists must source their dental equipment from reputable suppliers. Purchasing from auction websites and being unable to verify the integrity of the seller has the potential to increase risks to patients and cause reputational damage to the dental profession,” Jeffrey said.

To get started with the finest dental implant supplies in the country today, contact the pros at Surgikor.