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Extract, debride the socket and cover with Socket Seal™  Included with your order of Socket Graft Putty™

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Socket Seal™

A New Kind of Barrier Membrane

Socket Seals™ are a Trade Mark of Steiner Biotechnology and are FDA cleared as a barrier membrane. However, as with all Steiner Biotechnology products,  Socket Seals™ are unique and far more than a simple seal. Socket Seals™ are intended to cover exposed tissue and bone graft materials. Socket Seals™ are included with each order of Socket Graft Putty™ and allow placing a bone graft in an extraction socket without incisions or flaps. Just graft and cover. Socket Seals™ can be used to cover ridge augmentation sites that are unable to achieve primary closure or soft tissue wounds such as donor sites for soft tissue grafts.


Suggested Instructions   

Your order of Socket Graft Putty™ includes 1 Socket Seal™. Socket Seals™ are sterile, medical grade closed cell foam barriers. Each Socket Seal™ packet is sterile and can be placed on the surgical table.

1. After extraction, make sure the socket is free of debris then fill the socket with graft material and smooth off or remove any excess material.

2. Cut Socket Seal™ to fit the socket orifice.

periacry-photo3. Place Oral Bond to edges of Socket Seal™ and secure with a security criss cross suture. After the sutures have been placed, add a second layer of Oral Bond to the edges of the Socket Seal.




5. Remove Socket Seal™ in 7 days for single rooted teeth or bicuspids and for molars remove in 10 days. The seal will maintain the gingival margin.  After the seal is removed at post op, an ovate pontic can be placed in the depression for improved esthetics.


For Covering Ridge Augmentation Sites


Immediate implants were placed in 7 and 9 and an implant was placed in area #8 were a bridge pontic was replaced. Due to resorption of the ridge in the area of #8 after implant placement the site was grafted with a combination of RIDGE GRAFT™ mixed with OSSEOCONDUCT™ standard granules. The periosteum and frenum were incised but primary closure was not possible.


After two weeks the patient presented with the socket seals still in place covering the grafted site.


At the 4 week post op visit the graft material has been retained and ridge augmentation is successful.



For Covering Graft Donor Sites


The patient required soft tissue augmentation to an implant site in the esthetic zone. The palatal donor graft site was deep. Socket Seals™ were used to cover the donor site for two weeks post op to prevent bleeding and aide in patient comfort.


The two week post op with the Socket Seals™ removed show good healing progress with the patient reporting minimal post operative discomfort.


Graft site shows good healing with improved ridge height and width.


Occlusal view of healing abutments placed in augmented ridge.


Buccal view of grafted site with healing abutments in place.