With Geistlich, you can count on complete confidence in your work while restoring your patients’ confidence in their smiles. 

Fill-the-gap: A simple decision because it’s the right one

Dentistry is about making the right choices, and having positive impact on your patient’s life. This can be made easier by reducing the number of decisions you have to make daily. Filling the gap at immediate implants, is one of the choices you do not have to make anymore. Why? Discover the financial benefit for your practice with our interactive calculator below.

Save time and money by filling the gap at immediate implant placement
Compared to the "classic" extraction socket management
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Important Note

The calculator helps to estimate a savings potential and uses a hypothetic initial situation:

  • tooth extraction in esthetic zone (15 - 25)
  • AND immediate implant is possible

Assumed values:

  • >5-9h = total treatment time with "classic" extraction socket
  • 3-5h = total treatment time with immediate implant
  • 8.5h = 1 working day

Every patient is different and results may vary.

Compared Techniques

"Classic" Extraction Socket Management includes the following steps:

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  2. 2.IMPLANT (late /delayed) + GBR1 to regain lost ridge bone volume (~50 % width)2
  3. 3.PROVISIONAL CROWN + soft-tissue regeneration3 + tests
  4. 4.FINAL CROWN + tests

Immediate Implant Placement with Fill-the-Gap includes the following steps:

  1. 1.EXTRACTION + IMPLANT + fill-the-gap1 + immediate temporization4 + soft-tissue regeneration3
  2. (2.If immediate temporization not possible: PROVISIONAL CROWN + soft-tissue regeneration + tests3 + tests)
  3. 2./3.FINAL CROWN + tests
Notes & References
  1. 1e.g. Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen + Geistlich Bio-Gide®
  2. 2Schropp L, et al. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2003 Aug;23(4):313-23. (clinical study)
  3. 3only if necessary e.g. with Geistlich Fibro-Gide®
  4. 4only if possible

Grafting the gap between an immediate implant and the buccal bone plate, isn’t just about good business sense. It’s also about clinical advantages for you and your patients.

Strive for excellence: Geistlich and its regenerative solutions

How would you feel if you didn’t have to think when it comes to the regenerative products to fill-the-gap at immediate implants? Look no further than Geistlich.

Every time you fill-the-gap with our bone substitute, Geistlich Bio-Oss® Collagen and our natural collagen membrane Geistlich Bio-Gide®, you’re preserving 92 % of the original ridge width.If you also plan to augment the peri-implant soft tissue, Geistlich Fibro-Gide®, is the easiest decision you’ll ever make. Our volume stable matrix improves not only the protective function, but also the esthetics of oral soft tissues.2,3

The use of premium products with extensive clinical documentation are key factors to restoring your patients' confidence in their smiles...and brings another level of excellence to your practice.

Get inspired from our Geistlich experts! View their clinical techniques, ranging from immediate to delayed implants. Treat your patients confidently with Geistlich regenerative solutions.

  1. Cardaropoli D et al.: Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 2014; 34 (5), 631-7.
  2. Thoma DS et al.: J CliCn Periodontol 2016; 43 (10), 874-85.
  3. Huber S et al.: J Clin Periodontol 2018; 45 (4), 504-12.
Clinical Cases

Regeneration all-around: One portfolio, many treatments options

Get to know Geistlich as your and your patients’ trusted partner. Our regenerative solutions are in clinical use for years and proven to be successful for a wide variety of procedures, ranging from hard to soft-tissue regeneration.4


4. NCBI Pubmed, July 2022, Search term “(((fibro-gide) OR (bio oss)) OR (bio oss collagen)) OR (bio gide) OR (Mucograft) OR (bio oss pen)” (Market research).

A good decision comes down to being informed, having confidence and seizing the moment. With Geistlich, you’re placing your trust in the gold standard in regenerative dentistry. That’s a confidence booster like no other. And seizing the moment? That’s entirely in your hands.

Register here and we tailor an individual program for you!

Depending on your region we offer a variety of ways to experience our solutions from vLab, our guided hands-on workshops at home to multi-day education programs.

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