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