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Bridge Restoration

When placing a prosthetic bridge after tooth extraction, Ridge Preservation with Geistlich biomaterials helps to preserve the bone volume and achieve optimal soft tissue esthetics under the pontic.1


  1. Schlee M, et al.: Eur J Oral Implantol 2009; 2(3): 209-17 (clinical study)

Clinical Cases

Ridge Preservation for implant supported bridge

Case by Dr. Jeffrey Ganeles
Boca Raton, USA

Clinical challenge

This treatment is ideal for extraction sockets to preserve esthetic contours when there are limited bony defects.

Aim / Approach

Maintain alveolar contour, which is a combination of hard and soft tissue under pontics.


Geistlich Mucograft® prevents particulate graft from leaking out of the socket before being incorporated into healed tissue. Alveolar contour was largely maintained with Geistlich Mucograft® and Geistlich Bio-Oss®.

Comparison before and 11 months after extraction

Ridge Preservation in multiple extraction sockets

Case by Dr. Philipp Grohmann
Berikon, Switzerland

Clinical challenge

In complex cases, I don’t want to experiment with materials. So I took here the proven Geistlich biomaterials.

Aim / Approach

Ridge profile maintenance under full arch bridge. Flapless procedure.


Good and quick soft-tissue healing during the early healing phase. Bone volume has been largely preserved with a minimally invasive approach.


Comparison before and 12 months after extraction

Ridge Preservation for preserving the red white esthetics for late implant placement (open-healing approach)

Case by Dr. Marco Zeltner
Horgen, Switzerland

Clinical challenge

Preservation of red-white esthetics by alveolar Ridge Preservation measures for a late implantation.

Aim / Approach

Augment the bone tissue and preserve the soft tissue for implantation at a later point in time. The goal is to attain an appealing esthetic result for the mid-term temporary reconstruction.


Minimal horizontal bone loss and widening of the keratinized gingiva thanks to Ridge Preservation with Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen and Geistlich Bio-Gide® Shape. On the regenerated side 3 months postoperative the red-white esthetics are just as good as on the natural tooth side.

Comparison before and 3 months after extraction