Autogenous teeth used for bone grafting: A comparison with traditional grafting materials

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Objectives: This study evaluated the surface structures and physicochemical characteristics of a novel autogenous tooth bone graft material currently in clinical use. Study Design: The material's surface structure was compared with a variety of other bone graft materials via scanning electron microscope (SEM). The crystalline structure of the autogenous tooth bone graft material from the crown (AutoBT crown) and root (AutoBT root), xenograft (BioOss), alloplastic material (MBCP), allograft (ICB), and autogenous mandibular cortical bone were compared using x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis. The solubility of each material was measured with the Ca/P dissolution test. Results: The results of the SEM analysis showed that the pattern associated with AutoBT was similar to that from autogenous cortical bones. In the XRD analysis, AutoBT root and allograft showed a low crystalline structure similar to that of autogenous cortical bones. In the CaP dissolution test, the amount of calcium and phosphorus dissolution in AutoBT was significant from the beginning, while displaying a pattern similar to that of autogenous cortical bones. Conclusions: In conclusion, autogenous tooth bone graft materials can be considered to have physicochemical characteristics similar to those of autogenous bones. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

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Kim, Y. K., Kim, S. G., Yun, P. Y., Yeo, I. S., Jin, S. C., Oh, J. S., … Kim, G. W. (2014). Autogenous teeth used for bone grafting: A comparison with traditional grafting materials. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 117(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oooo.2012.04.018

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