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Resorbable collagen plugs are the preferred choice for dental surgeries that require socket filling and regeneration along the alveolar ridge.
By combining socket preservation and bone grafting materials into a single surgical material, practitioners can reduce complexity, cost, and the time needed for procedures. At Dental Implant Technologies®, we offer reliable HeliPlug® and OsteoGen® collagen socket plugs.
Learn about our bone plug products and order online for competitive pricing and industry-leading customer service.
Advantages Over Particulates When Choosing Resorbable Collagen Plugs
Dental professionals have a robust lineup of grafting materials on the market today. For implant surgery and alveolar ridge regeneration, resorbable collagen plugs are a popular choice.
Particulate granules are sometimes used to correct defects along the alveolar ridge, but the handling is significantly improved when using socket plugs. With plugs, there’s often no need to mix a dental compound during the surgery. This can reduce the complexity and time taken to complete a procedure. Resorbable collagen plugs are typically more affordable overall, especially when choosing our trusted OsteoGen® socket plugs.
Collaplugs for Dental Grafting
Bone plugs have been referred to as many names in the industry. While some professionals simply use brand names to describe products (even some of the more generic brands), there are some variations used in marketing and educational materials. Understanding the various terms used for collagen socket plugs can ensure that the right products are selected.
When referring to products similar to HeliPlug® and OsteoGen®, the following terms are often used:
- HelioPlug and Heli Plug (Referring to branded HeliPlug® products).
- Socket Plug.
- Collaplug (A variation of collagen socket plug).
- Dental plug.
- Bone Plug.
All terms are equally valid and refer to the same type of surgical material. Dental plugs, bone plugs, and socket plugs, etc. all describe a type of pre-shaped collagen-based compound that is inserted directly into a socket to promote healing.
Our collagen socket plug brands include HeliPlug® (HelioPlug or Heli Plug) and OsteoGen®.
Key Benefits Surgeons Enjoy When Using Collagen Dental Plugs.
Resorbable collagen plugs provide impressive handling characteristics that can increase the safety and efficiency of grafting procedures. As we have discussed, time is saved with no need to mix a collagen compound in advance.
Additional benefits of collaplugs include:
- Plugs are radiolucent on the first day of surgery.
- The cost per dental plug is significantly lower than using loose materials or putty.
- The collagen compound found in collaplugs enables regeneration and supports the bone graft.
- The likelihood of graft washout is significantly reduced.
- The risk of infection is significantly reduced.
Both Heli Plug and OsteoGen® bone plugs provide similar advantages but there are some differences. Consider both options and make an informed choice when ordering online.
HeliPlug® Resorbable Collagen Plugs
HeliPlug® bone plugs (HelioPlug or Heli Plug) are our most affordable collaplugs. The low cost doesn’t impact performance, and many professionals find these resorbable plugs to be the ideal solution when addressing bleeding and protecting a wound site.
Heli Plugs (HelioPlugs) are packaged in single-use blister packs to minimize waste and cost. Each plug measures 1.0cm by 2.0cm, ensuring that a single size is suitable for all patients. The collagen in these plugs is derived from bovine deep flexor, also known as the Achilles tendon. It’s the same source used for OsteoGen® plugs.
The collagen helps to control bleeding, promote clotting, and protect the site of extraction. Collagen is resorbed into the body over a period of up to 14 days. Surgeons should note that HelioPlug products aren’t intended specifically for grafting regeneration. The plug promotes healing but lacks the same regenerative properties as OsteoGen®. For an all in one collagen plug and regenerative dental material, consider OsteoGen® instead.
OsteoGen® is a Complete Bone Graft and Collagen Plug Solution
OsteoGen® combines the healing and restoration potential of a HeliPlug® with the added value of including the bone grafting material. Because these plugs are intended for regeneration as well as healing, they work over a longer period.
There’s no need to mix a particulate graft or to use a grafting compound in addition to the dental plug. Patients can be ready for implantation within a matter of weeks after being surgically treated with OsteoGen®.
Membranes aren’t required when using these plugs. The material will form its own membrane to hasten healing and limit cell migration. Infection and washout are eliminated because plugs are form-fitted into the socket during the initial procedure.
OsteoGen® plugs are available in two sizes for convenience.
- Large plugs measure 10mm x 20mm and are sold in boxes of five.
- Slim plugs measure 6mm x 25 mm and are also sold in boxes of five.
Like all our surgical dental supplies, these socket plugs are highly biocompatible and packaged sterile ready for use.
Choosing the Right Socket Plug for the Procedure
The choice between OsteoGen® bone plugs and HeliPlug® products is simple…
- OsteoGen® is the preferred choice for procedures where a grafting material and collagen socket plug will be combined in a single application. Surgical cost and complexity are reduced.
- HeliPlug® is suitable for procedures where a separate grafting material is already applied or unnecessary. HeliPlug® also reduces the complexity and cost of surgery.
Both plugs provide similar functions with the key difference being the grafting material. Many professionals choose to keep both products on hand to ensure full coverage for a range of procedures.
Buy Resorbable Bone Plugs Today
We maintain stock of both HeliPlug® and OsteoGen® products. Order in confidence from our secure web portal and enjoy excellent delivery turnaround times with overnight priority shipping available to major centers.
Our socket plugs are competitively priced, and we carry the world’s most trusted dental implant and grafting brands. Order now or contact us for customer support and more information.