Cytoflex® Textured Tefguard® is a non-resorbable, space-making, barrier membrane intended for guided tissue regeneration procedures. Composed of proprietary micro-porous polytetrafluoethylene (ePTFE) thin film, Cytoflex® Textured Tefguard® has a surface texture and porosity suitable for host cells to attach upon. The micro porous surface is designed to prevent bacteria from penetrating through the membrane while promoting diffusion of interstitial fluid for optimal healing. It also allows for improved adhesion between gingiva tissue and the membrane, preventing passage and integration of bacteria within the interstices of the material.
The supple membrane conforms easily to tissue contours and offers sufficient rigidity to maintain space over the bony defect. Compared the smooth version, the textured version has additional macro textured surfaces for greater flap attachment. Recommended implantation time is 4-6 weeks.