As techniques rapidly grow, numerous graft materials also developed, therefore bone defect considered to be irrepairable became possible to be managed by using these materials which were applied to these new techniques. Auto-tooth bone graft materials are manufactured with the tooth which is traditionally discarded after extraction. This bio-recycling system is helpful for bone repair with rapid osteoinduction, osteoconduction, and patient’s emotional satisfaction.
Auto-tooth bone graft material is composed with 55% of inorganic and 45% of organic substances. Inorganic HA has characteristics of combining and dissociating of calcium and phosphate which is same as bone. Organic substances include BMP and proteins which has osteoinduction capacity as well as type I collagen which is same as alveolar bone itself where it should be mix with.
Auto-tooth bone graft materials divided into block and powder type. Block type have ability of blood wettability, osteoconduction, osteoinduction, creeping substitution and space maintaining. Powder type have various size and ability of blood wettability, osteoconduction, osteoinduction, creeping substitution and space maintaining.
Auto-tooth bone graft material underwent gradual resorption and was replaced by new bone of excellent quality through osteoinduction and osteoconduction. Auto-tooth bone graft material is useful in that it supports excellent bone regeneration capacity and reduces not only foreign body reaction but also any other genetic diseases and disease transmission.
This study introduces new bio-recycling system and bone healing capacity of Auto-tooth bone graft material based on radiological, histological, and clinical results.
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