This short video from Dr. Gober demonstrates the use of the OsseoSeal collagen membrane for buccal contour augmentation.
There so many different kinds of resorbable membranes it is difficult to know which membrane to choose. The answer, of course, is that it depends on the clinical situation. Certain membranes are simply better options for specific procedures. A good example is buccal contour augmentation.
In this short video, Dr. Gober demonstrates the benefits of using the OsseoSeal collagen membrane for buccal contour augmentation. OsseoSeal is a resorbable collagen membrane derived from purified porcine pericardium. What makes the OsseoSeal membrane an excellent choice for buccal contour augmentation is the membranes excellent flexibility, which allows you to easily adapt the membrane to the area you are trying to regenerate.
In the case demonstrated here, the patient was missing multiple teeth in the upper right posterior. The treatment plan was to place an implant in site #3 and site #5. As illustrated, the patient had a deficient buccal contour. After placement of the implants, it was clear from the occlusal view that bone regeneration would be necessary.
Buccal contour augmentation simultaneous with implant placement is well documented in the literature. Allograft particulate is placed over the buccal plate. Then the OsseoSeal membrane is trimmed and draped over the bone graft, and onto the adjacent bony margins. The video shows how well OsseoSeal adapted to the surrounding bony margins, and you could only achieve this adaptability with a flexible membrane like OsseoSeal. A stiffer collagen membrane, on the other hand, would just sit there and there would be a gap in between the margin of the membrane and the bone. So a flexible membrane, like OsseoSeal, is perfect for this type of situation because it will conveniently adapt to the defect.