Introducing Geistlich

Geistlich Fibro-Gide® is a volume-stable collagen matrix, specifically designed for soft-tissue regeneration.

As the alternative connective tissue graft, Geistlich Fibro-Gide® is ideally suited for soft-tissue augmentation around natural teeth and implants, as a submerged scaffold where an increase in soft-tissue thickness is clinically desired. Additionally, Geistlich Fibro-Gide® is indicated for alveolar ridge reconstruction for prosthetic treatment and recession defects for root coverage.

Before You Begin...

We encourage you review the resources available, to enhance your understanding, surgical comfort and handling of Geistlich Fibro-Gide®.

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Made of Collagen

A porcine, porous, resorbable and volume-stable collagen matrix.1

Volume Stability

The reconstituted collagen undergoes smart cross-linking for volume stability of the matrix.1

Supports Soft-Tissue Integration

The porous network of Geistlich Fibro-Gide® supports angiogenesis, formation of new connective tissue and stability of the collagen network in submerged healing situations.2,3

Soft-Tissue Formation

Animal models have shown good integration of Geistlich Fibro-Gide® into the surrounding soft-tissue while maintaining stability.4

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Case 1: Soft-tissue augmentation around a dental implant

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Case 2: Soft-tissue augmentation around a dental implant

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Root Coverage of a single recession defect

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Soft-tissue augmentation around a dental implant

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Root coverage of a single recession defect

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at a Glance

As with any new product, initially you will experience some differences in the handling properties and performance of the matrix. The instructions below are intended to provide insights for the successful use and application of Geistlich Fibro-Gide®.

Careful Case Selection

When using Geistlich Fibro-Gide®, it is important to carefully consider the patient and desired outcome to determine the appropriate surgical technique.

Flap Design

Geistlich Fibro-Gide® can be used in both open flap and flapless procedures. A generous release of the flap is the key to successful healing by complete coverage of the matrix (submerged healing).

Trimming and Cutting

Geistlich Fibro-Gide® can be adjusted in size and thickness, in both a wet or dry state. The use of a scalpel is recommended when the matrix is in a dry state and scissors when in a wet state.

Volume Changes

Swelling of the matrix upon wetting must be taken into account when determining final dimensions, as the matrix will gain approximately 25% in volume.


A reduction in thickness to around 3–4 mm may support tension-free wound closure. Especially when treating recession defects (Miller Class I/II)* a reduction in thickness is recommended.
*Clinical evidence is continuously being collected for this indication.


Geistlich Fibro-Gide® can be applied in either a dry or wet state upon individual preference. Pre-wetting can be done with the patient’s own blood, you may also dampen with sterile saline solution, but do not fully hydrate the matrix.


When hydrated the matrix will adhere rapidly. Suturing the matrix can be performed, however is not always necessary.

Tension-Free Wound Closure

This is key for complication-free healing. It is recommended to bevel the edges of the matrix to accomplish this.


Primary closure is recommended to ensure maximum soft-tissue thickness gain. In case of exposure Geistlich Fibro-Gide® is forgiving and can heal without additional treatment. Clinical experience shows low incidence of wound healing complications.1,5-8

Post-Operative Instructions

Following the application of Geistlich Fibro-Gide® and during healing, there may be a slight change in the color of the soft-tissue and an increase in volume at the surgical site. Both color matching and a reduction in tissue volume to varying degrees, should be expected over time. It is recommended that this is expressed to the patient, as part of their post-operative instructions, to ensure appropriate expectations, during healing.

Guidance above is based on pre-clinical and clinical evidence gained in Europe and North America during the pre-launch and launch-phase of Geistlich Fibro-Gide®.


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