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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 39 (2019), No. 2     25. Mar. 2019
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 39 (2019), No. 2  (25.03.2019)

Page 157-163, doi:10.11607/prd.4045, PubMed:30794251


New Bone Formation Using an Extracted Tooth as a Biomaterial: A Case Report with Histologic Evidence
Cardaropoli, Daniele / Nevins, Myron / Schupbach, Peter
This case report aims to demonstrate the regenerative potential of particles obtained from a crushed extracted tooth. Following tooth removal, the clean root was ground and the dentin and cementum granules were grafted into a fresh extraction socket for a ridge preservation procedure. After 24 weeks, a successful implant placement was allowed. Tissue healing was evaluated by histologic and radiologic analysis. The volume of the ridge was preserved. Histologically, a dentin-bone complex was reported. New bone formation was evident, with an intimate contact between bone and both dentin/cementum. This novel procedure suggests the use of tooth particles as graft material.