ProGide is specially engineered to provide two distinctive surface textures. A dense outer surface and a roughened porous inner surface. The dense outer surface in contact with the soft tissue is cell occlusive and designed to retard and or prevent epithelial downgrowth. It therefore prevents contact of gingival connective tissues with the implant or healing bone surface. At the same time its macromolecular pore size allows for nutrient transfer.
The roughened porous surface favours bone ingrowth at a cellular level. This surface is in contact with the bone and encourages cellular osteoblastic integration surface at the same time stabilizing the blood clot.