Its unique softness and smoothness enables it to go through soft tissues minimizing the irritation, which stitching involves.
PTFE
PTFE
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a nonabsorbable material of high biocompatibility which for many years has been used for production of vascular implants, heart valves and membranes for guided bone regeneration. PTFE is also used for production of surgical suture.

Properties of dPTFE thread
- Its unique softness and smoothness enables it to go through soft tissues minimizing micro- damage reaction around tissue duct, which prevents from bacterial colonization in deeper layers of the wound.
- The thread does not retain the coiled shape after unpacking, which makes it easier to work with.
- The surgical knot made with a PTFE suture is durable and does not loosen. The ends of the suture do not cause irritation of the cheek, lips and tongue, unlike suture materials based on various monofilament fibres, which additionally may contribute to the formation of viral changes on mucous membrane.
- In contrast to braided sutures, especially those made from absorbable materials, Coreflon does not absorb blood, saliva, bacteria and food residues. That promotes wound healing per primam intencionem.
- Despite its soft and delicate nature, Coreflon firmly supports tissues during the whole healing process, in contrast to absorbable materials which maintain tissues only in the early stages of healing due to the presence of enzymes in the mouth.

ePTFE  vs  dPTFE
Surgical sutures made from ePTFE are used mostly in vascular and cardiac surgery. Pores in ePTFE sutures are interlaced by soft tissues and vessels, so the sutures are permanently incorporated in the body. As far as wound closure in the oral cavity is concerned, this property is unnecessary - surgical sutures in the mouth are removed 7-10 days after surgery.
Coreflon is different. It is the first smooth PTFE surgical suture (dPTFE) without micropores, which very effectively reduces dental plaque adhesion and accumulation of bacteria and food residues. It is easy to remove due to lower capillarity.

Intelligent suture?
Coreflon PTFE suture is flexible and adapts to the volume of the tissue, which changes during the healing process.
Black & White
Innovative combination of a white PTFE suture with a black needle ensures excellent visibility in the surgical field. The black needle is well visible under soft tissue. Thanks to this solution we can accurately determine the direction of the needle when it passes through the skin or mucosa. This is especially important in precise oral or plastic surgery.

Needle mounting
The way in which the needle is mounted - a smooth transition between the needle and the thread - contributes to minimizing trauma of the sewed tissues.

Needle properties
Choosing a partner to produce needles, we took into account years of experience, as well as opinions of renowned surgeons. Top quality is our priority. Our surgical needles are made of high quality steel with unique chemical composition. The hardness of the steel minimizes the risk
of mechanical damage to the cutting surface during surgery. Needles maintain sharp cutting surface during stitching, which ensures precision of surgery. They do not undergo distortion, even when used for deformed tissue, such as a post-operative scar.

Standard in minimally invasive surgery
The aforementioned features of Coreflon surgical suture make it the most technologically advanced suture material for oral and plastic surgery.
Needle mounting

Needle properties

CAUTION! SURGICAL KNOTTING TECHNIQUE RECOMMENDED

Alternating sequence 3-2-2
Despite unique properties of Coreflon PTFE sutures, standard surgical knotting technique may be applied. However, for knot's maximum durability, sewing technique in alternating sequence 3-2-2 is recommended.


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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

I’ve been using Coreflon PTFE surgical suture to stitch the wound after implantation and augmentation for over one year now. The product is worth recommending at each state of surgery and treatment. Coreflon suture does not coil or tangle, sutures are flexible and do not cause tissue tension. Patients feel more comfortable after surgery in comparison to use of conventional monofilaments. Coreflon suture does not irritate soft tissue, does not cause inflammatory reactions, mucous membrane heals quickly and does not leave scars.

Dr n med. Ziemowit Franaszek
Poland
www.franaszek.com

I am using for more than one year now the PTFE Coreflon sutures for our minimally invasive bone augmentation concept - the “open healing” concept - and I believe this is the right time for me to give feedback. This concept only works with the PTFE sutures, but to achieveve the expected result we needed more than just a PTFE suture - we needed Coreflon suture. After one year of documented cases, I can only say this is the suture for "no failures" in everyday practice. Innovative, strong and “fancy” needle (especialy the black one) with reliable mounting and versatile use.

Dr. Alecsandru Ionescu, DDS
Bucharest, Romania
www.drionescu.ro

Parameters, structure and excellent needle quality of Coreflon PTFE suture makes it a perfect material for stiching wounds in the skin and mucous membrane areas. I use Coreflon with great success in augmentation, implant and periodontic surgery. Decidedly less after-treatment inflammatory complications as well as better and faster wound healing was observed. Coreflon supports tissues very well, does not loosen, increases patient comfort and reduces physical discomfort of removal the stitches to mimimum.

Jaroslaw Pospiech DDS, PhD
Poland
www.implantpoint.com

I have used Coreflon suture several times now and I am very pleased. It is easy to work with if you know how to proceed. PTFE suture is quite demanding itself but in skilled hands it is a very good and versatile product in comparison to other market leading brands. It's long enough to work on bigger implant sites where often two sutures had to be used. With Coreflon I just need one. 3/8 needle suits my needs better than 1/2, but that is my personal preference.

Oliver Scheiter DDS, PhD
Germany/Spain
www.marident.eu

Coreflon is an excellent, new PTFE surgical suture manufactured by Implacore. Most common problems for many other manufacturers were the quality of PTFE thread, needle and the needle mounting. Quality level of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. products were beyond the reach of other PTFE surgical suture manufacturers for a long time. I am delighted with excellent properties of Coreflon, especially thread’s  ability to stretch and to return to its original shape. A new model of the needle, high quality of the components and suitable thread-needle connection will contribute to the rapid success of this product.

Mario Kirste DDS, PhD
Germany