Ultradent announces distribution of dental bone grafting plug

Ultradent Products, a developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is now distributing the OsteoGen Plug by Impladent.

Manufactured by Impladent Jamaica, New York, US, the OsteoGen Plug 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 bioactive calcium apatite crystals create a structure that mimics the organic and inorganic characteristics of actual bone and is resorbable, allowing it to be replaced by host bone tissue within a few months. The OsteoGen plug is radiolucent when placed, but will become radiopaque within “3–5 months” when it has been replaced with host bone tissue, according to Ultradent; implant placement can then be achieved.