OsteoGen® Plug

Dental Bone Grafting Plug

The OsteoGen® Plug by Impladent® is a dental bone grafting plug that combines non-ceramic OsteoGen® bioactive resorbable calcium apatite crystals with a Type I bovine achilles tendon collagen matrix. The bone graft crystals are contained within the collagen matrix, allowing for simple and effective placement without a membrane or the need to mix and pack the graft. The bioactive calcium phosphate crystals create a structure that mimics the organic and inorganic characteristics of actual bone. This resorbable quality allows the structure to be replaced by host bone tissue within a few months. The collagen matrix also absorbs and delivers blood to the graft during resorption, a crucial factor for the successful formation of new bone tissue, and provides a scaffold for keratinized tissue to develop over the grafted site. The OsteoGen® bone grafting plug is radiolucent when placed but will become radiopaque within 3–5 months (when it has been replaced with host bone tissue). Implant placement can then be achieved.

  • Non-ceramic bioactive calcium apatite crystals within a Type I bovine achilles tendon collagen matrix
  • Easy placement: no membrane or particulate mixing/packing required
  • Resorbable: replaced by host bone tissue in 3–5 months
  • Radiolucent upon placement
  • Radiopaque within 3–5 months
  • The OsteoGen® crystals are a calcium phosphate-based bone graft that is NOT a β-TCP and NOT a dense ceramic HA, nor is it a biphasic mixture of the two. OsteoGen® has a unique Ca:P ratio that mimics the composition of human bone.
  • Slim size: 6 mm x 25 mm—available in 5pk or 10pk
  • Large size (most popular): 10 mm x 20 mm—available in 5pk or 10pk
  • Extra Large size: 15 mm x 20 mm—available in 5pk
  • 4-year shelf life from date of manufacture
OsteoGen® Plug
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Dental Bone Grafts Made Simple and Affordable

The OsteoGen® plug by Impladent® is a remarkable one-step dental bone grafting innovation. It contains calcium apatite crystals that create a gradually resorbing bioactive structure that mimics the characteristics of real bone and assists in host bone formation. It is simple to place and, unlike other grafts, with the OsteoGen® plug there is no need to cover the grafted site with a membrane after placement.

The collagen matrix that carries the bone graft efficiently absorbs and delivers blood to the graft during resorption—a crucial factor for the successful formation of new host bone tissue. The collagen matrix also provides a scaffold for keratinized tissue to develop over the grafted site.

Over 3–5 months, the bone graft will gradually be replaced by host bone tissue. As it resorbs, the graft will turn from radiolucent to radiopaque. Once fully radiopaque, sufficient host bone has formed and implant placement can now be achieved.

OsteoGen® sizing guide

OsteoGen® plug is available in three sizes to suit any dental bone grafting need. Requiring less time and materials than traditional dental bone grafts, the OsteoGen® plug is the most efficient, affordable, and innovative way to clinically deliver dental bone grafts available on the market today.

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Five Steps to Successful Bone Grafting

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Step 1: Extract tooth and thoroughly debride site in order to increase the healing capacity of the affected tissues1.

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Step 2: Insert OsteoGen® plug to deliver bone graft and absorb blood flow. This will stabilize the clot and initiate early bone formation and angiogenesis.

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Step 3: Approximate tissue and crisscross suture over top to keep OsteoGen® bone grafting plug in place. There is no need to use a membrane to cover.

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Step 4: While OsteoGen® plug resorbs, the OsteoGen® bone graft crystals offer a slowly resorbing bioactive scaffold for bone formation while the collagen provides a scaffold for developing tissue.

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Step 5: The OsteoGen® crystals resorb over 3–5 months (patient specific) and will turn from radiolucent to radiopaque—which indicates sufficient bone formation.

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  1. Frost HM. The regional acceleratory phenomenon: a review. Henry Ford Hosp Med J. 1983;31(1):3-9.