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Geistlich Fibro-Gide

Geistlich Pharma North America has announced the addition of Geistlich Fibro-Gide to its portfolio of collagen matrices. Made from Type I and Type III collagen, Geistlich Fibro-Gide is smart-linked, a unique form of cross-linking, which provides elasticity, strength and volume stability. Positioned as the alternative connective tissue graft, Geistlich Fibro-Gide is ideally suited for soft-tissue augmentation around natural teeth and implants. Additionally, Geistlich Fibro-Gide is indicated for alveolar ridge reconstruction for prosthetic treatment and recession defects for root coverage.

“Geistlich Fibro-Gide is one of the major innovations in regenerative dentistry in the last 20 years,” said Dr. Daniel Thoma from Zurich, Switzerland.

More information on Geistlich Fibro-Gide is available online, at

In contrast to connective tissue grafts which are considered to be the “gold-standard” in soft-tissue augmentation and recession coverage procedures, Geistlich Fibro-Gide does not require a second surgical site, is ready to use, and has an unlimited supply, according tot he company.

“Unlike connective tissue grafts, where you are limited by the patient’s anatomy, Geistlich Fibro-Gide offers variable thickness, allowing the clinician the opportunity to choose the desired and optimal thickness for the procedure,” said Dr. Alan Fetner, Jacksonville, Fla.

Designing a preferred alternative to the soft-tissue graft has involved years of development and more than a thousand prototypes. Geistlich has drawn from its vast experience in researching, analyzing and commercializing collagen based products tailor-made for specific dental procedures and therapeutic solutions. In both preclinical and clinical studies, Geistlich Fibro-Gide demonstrates safety, efficacy and shows clinical comparability to a connective tissue graft.[1-3]

Indications for Use:

Geistlich Fibro-Gide® is indicated for soft-tissue augmentation:

  • Localized gingival augmentation to increase keratinized tissue around teeth and implants.
  • Alveolar ridge reconstruction for prosthetic treatment.
  • Recession defects for root coverage.

About Geistlich Pharma North America

With over 165 years of devoted collagen expertise, Geistlich Biomaterials continues to lead oral regeneration with an expanding portfolio of intentionally designed and clinically proven biomaterials. This begins with our world-class bone substitute Geistlich Bio-Oss and its full line of sizes and formulations. Resorbable collagen membrane Geistlich Bio-Gide extends its reach with two new products: Geistlich Bio-Gide Compressed for an alternative handling experience; and uniquely pre-cut Geistlich Bio-Gide Shape designed for the treatment of non-intact extraction sockets. Finally, our collagen matrix Geistlich Mucograft is ideal for soft-tissue regeneration, and our new volume-stable collagen matrix breakthrough Geistlich Fibro-Gide providing an alternative to connective tissue grafts.

Our dedication to scientific collaboration and commitment to successful treatment outcomes are what makes Geistlich Biomaterials, Exactly Like No Other.


  1. Thoma DS. et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2016 Oct; 43(10): 874–85.
  2. Thoma DS. et al. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2015 Mar; 26(3): 263–70.
  3. Zeltner M. et al. J Clin Periodontol. 2017 Apr; 44(4): 446–453.


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