If you don’t have enough healthy natural bone in the mouth to support a dental implant, bone grafting may be necessary. This dental procedure involves surgically fusing additional bone tissue to the natural bone, and it’s most commonly performed on patients with missing teeth or gum disease.
While bone grafting can be done with synthetic bone, animal bone, or bone from other areas of the body, an extracted tooth can also be used for the graft with autogenous dentin grafting. This method features our Smart Dentin Grinder at Dental Implant Solutionz, and it’s an ideal alternative to traditional bone grafting.
Types of Material Used in Bone Grafting
There are multiple types of material that can be used for dental bone grafts. These include:
Xenograft tissue is bone tissue taken from an animal. This is the most commonly used material for dental bone grafts.
Autograft tissue is tissue taken from one part of the body so that it can be transplanted to the area of the graft. This option stimulates bone cell formation, which promotes healing in the treatment area.
Alloplast is a synthetic material that’s not derived from humans or animals. It’s an effective option but doesn’t stimulate bone growth in the area of the graft.
An allograft refers to donor tissue that’s derived from another person. Some of an allograft can convert into the patient’s own bone, but it doesn’t stimulate bone cell formation.
Using an Extracted Tooth as Bone Grafting Material
An extracted tooth can be used as the source for bone grafting material with autogenous dentin grafting. This cutting-edge technique allows the grafting material to fuse with the patient’s natural bone. Additionally, it provides an application for extracted teeth, which would otherwise be thrown away.
The benefits of autogenous dentin grafting include:
- Rapid bone healing
- Optimal dense bone quality
- Soft tissue response
- Prevents rejection, disease transmission, inflammation, and fast resorption, which are risks of traditional bone grafting materials
- Improved implant stability
- The extracted tooth can be turned into an autologous graft within 15 minutes
Schedule an appointment at Dental Implant Solutionz today to learn if autogenous dentin grafting could be right for you!