Omnia PTFE Sutures Main Features and Benefits
Omnia surgical PTFE sutures are ideal for any implant, periodontal and bone graft procedures where the usage of a monofilament suture with low bacterial adhesion is recommended. Omnia PTFE sutures are soft, biologically inert and chemically non reactive. Compared to other monofilament synthetic sutures, PTFE sutures are well-tolerated in the oral cavity.
Omnia PTFE Sutures Main Features and Benefits
- HS sharp tip, reverse cutting, needle. Available in 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0
- EXTRASHARP tip, extra reverse cutting, needle. Available in 5.0
- Nonresorbable: Keeps the surgical site reliably closed
- Monofilament Construction: Eliminates bacterial wicking
- Excellent Soft Tissue Response: PTFE suture's unique softness and smoothness enables it to go through soft tissues minimizing micro- damage reaction around tissue duct, which prevents from bacterial colonization in deeper layers of the wound.
- Biologically inert and chemically non-reactive: 100% Medical Grade PTFE
- Promotes Wound Healing: In contrast to braided sutures, especially those made from absorbable materials, PTFE does not absorb blood, saliva, bacteria and food residues. This promotes wound healing.
- Not subject to weakening by tissue enzymes: Despite its soft and delicate nature, PTFE firmly supports tissues during the whole healing process, in contrast to absorbable materials which maintain tissues only in the early stages of healing due to the presence of enzymes in the mouth.
- Little or no package memory: soft handling and knots securely. The thread does not retain the coiled shape after unpacking, which makes it easier to work with.
- Great fluency among tissues
- Comfortable and soft for the patient: not stiff like most monofilaments. The surgical knot made with a PTFE suture is durable and does not loosen. The ends of the suture do not cause irritation of the cheek, lips and tongue, unlike suture materials based on various monofilament fibres, which additionally may contribute to the formation of viral changes on mucous membrane.
- High tensile strength: does not weaken when moistened
PTFE Suture Applications
PTFE sutures thanks to being completely non-absorbable and biologically inert, cause minimal inflammatory response in the moist environment of the oral cavity, that’s why they are an excellent choice for any:
- Bone grafting procedures
- Soft tissue grafting
- Guided tissue regeneration
- Implant surgery
- Periodontal surgery
- Ridge aumentation
About Omnia PTFE Sutures
PTFE Suture, is a non-resorbable PTFE Monofilament Suture, is manufactured from pure, 100% polytetrafluoroethylene, and is designed specifically for oral surgery.
PTFE is a unique biomaterial in that it is inert and chemically non-reactive. In addition, the monofilament construction prevents bacterial wicking which is associated with braided sutures. Therefore, Omnia PTFE sutures are ideal for any implant, periodontal and bone graft surgery where the usage of a monofilament suture with low bacterial adhesion is recommended.
Unlike other synthetic monofilament sutures, such as nylon, the material is supple and well tolerated in the mouth. The handling, knot-tying, and knot-holding characteristics of our PTFE suture are excellent as well.
Further, PTFE sutures are ideal to limit inflammation, bleeding and other collateral effects which may occur during the soft tissue approximation.
HS Sharp Tip, Reverse Cutting Needles
The HS needle is also known as "triangular" or "reverse cutting" needle, since it has cutting edges on the sides and outer curve. Due to its cutting edges, this needle easily penetrates tissues and is suitable for almost all uses. It provides and excellent penetration capacity and great solidity.
EXTRASHARP tip, Extra reverse Cutting Needles
The EXTRASHARP needle is designed specifically for surgery, where cosmetic results are important.Two sides sharpened thin point that allows a smooth and progressive penetration through the tissues and reduces the danger of tissue cutout. The needle is small, very sharp and requires little pressure during surgery. It maintains a optimal long-lasting cutting capacity .
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This is what the experts say about OMNIA PTFE sutures:
“The concept for success in periodontal and implant surgery is related to the ability of perfectly performing every single step of the procedure. Starting from this point, the flap design, the line of incision, the split or full-thickness elevation are not the only critical stages of the surgery, but also the management
of the soft tissues during the final phases of the operation has to be per¬formed at the best.For this reason, PTFE can be considered as the gold standard for the choice of the su-turing material. The perfect tightness of the knot, the sliding, the biocompatibility, the little plaque retention represent basic characteristics during the choice of the suture, and the PTFE has all of them. Their ability to keep the flaps well closed and the incapability to keep the plaque are a plus in the post surgery period, so to limit any possible complication that may occur as the opening of the flaps with separation of the
soft tissues or infection on the suture line. For these reasons, our personal preference is for the Omnia PTFE in all the operations of periodontal plastic and regene-rative surgery, ridge preservation and bone regenerative surgery. ”
Dr. Daniele Cardaropoli, DDS
Dr Daniele Cardaropoli is Doctor in Dentistry and Certificate in Periodontology at the University of Torino, Italy. Active Member of SIdP, EFP, SIO, AO and International Member AAP. Scientific Director of PROED (Institute for Professional Education in Dentistry). Member of the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry and of the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.