Dental suture

poorly placed dental implant

Dental sutures

6.0 PVDF Polyvinylidene Fluoride (Seralene) – Similar PTFE maybe a little nicer for esthetic areas.  Used to secure CT graft


Vicryl (polyglactin 910) is an absorbable, synthetic, usually braided suture

PGA Suture
PTFE suture 3-0
C. Gut Suture 3-0
Gut Suture 3-0
Nylon 6-0 for anterior areas

Polypropylene similar nylon but more expensive


Polydioxanone (PDS) – 2-0 used in dome barrier bone graft
Poliglecaprone 25 (Monocryl)
Glycomer 631
PLGC – poly L-lactide-co-glycolide-coepsilon- caprolactone = poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid-co-ε-caprolactone) – Similar to Monocryl
PLGA – same PLGC without the C, poly(lactic acid-co-glycolic acid

Molea 2000 B J Pl Surg


Many materials are also used for dental membranes.  Synthetic dental membranes.


Suture techniques

Sling suture – Good for root coverage on coronal advancement.

X-Suture – normal extraction

Vertical mattress – Good for crown lengthening and apical flap reposition (periosteal anchoring)

Horizontal mattress – Good for a tight wound closure (overlay continuous interlocking)

Bone anchor suture – A suture that passes through bone and using the bone as an anchor to hold the tissue in place.

Bone anchor suture for a dental stitch.