However, patients often prefer the material "from the bottle", because they are afraid of the process of taking bone tissue and postoperative pain. In addition, bone particles undergo rapid resorption, so they are not an ideal material for maintaining or building jaw volume, and other materials need to be added.
Good news! For several years now, dentin has been successfully used as a bone replacement material.
The chemical composition of teeth is almost identical to the chemical composition of bone. Dental dentin has slightly more minerals and less organic ingredients, making it an ideal bone replacement. A higher percentage of minerals prevents rapid resorption of the material. All growth factors contained in bone are also contained in dentin.
Is there a better example of 100% recycling? The extracted tooth will be cleaned, crushed into grains of a certain size in a special device, the crushed dentin is subjected to a short dry-cleaning process, and it is ready for use about 15 minutes after the tooth is extracted.
A recently published study conducted at the Rident Polyclinic in collaboration with the Medical School of Rijeka, Tel Aviv University and Cairo confirmed that jaw volume loss after tooth extraction is reduced to a minimum if the defect is filled with dentin beads after extraction. Histological analysis of the tissue showed excellent quality of the newly formed bone in accordance with previously published studies.
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