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The course is aimed to provide all the necessary information to smoothly transition to Augma bone cement from traditional grafting and shorten the learning curve to minimal.
The use of membranes inhibits soft tissue proliferation above the bone cement. It blocks the periosteum and impairs its osteoprogenerativity. In addition, if membranes are used, traditional bone augmentation rules such as tension-free flaps, and primary closure must be followed.
With Augma bone graft cement, there is no need for membranes. The cement can set and harden in situ. As such, it acts as a graft and a barrier at the same time. The exceptional biocompatibility and bacteriostatic nature of calcium sulfate provide a synergic matrix for soft tissue to proliferate safely and rapidly. Hence, invasive surgery is not needed to gain a tension-free flap, nor for primary closure, which is not mandatory. Placing a membrane above the material delays the healing and forces traditional invasive surgical protocols to be performed, and thus, also exposes the patient to all known traditional complications.
Augma Bone Graft Cement can be used for lateral approach sinus lift as described in the protocols.
It is recommended to add additional simple interrupted sutures.
Sutures can be resorbable or nonresorbable. If resorbable sutures are used, avoid fast resorbable sutures that resorb in less than two weeks, such as the Chromic Gut. When using nonresorbable sutures, they should be taken out 10-14 days post-op.
This technique is not recommended.
Soft tissue grafting can be performed in this case.