KometaBio® Smart Dentin Grinder
A Novel clinical approach to grind patient’s own tooth into bioactive particulate graft material required for predictable bone remodelling and bone augmentation.
It is proven clinical evidence that following the tooth extraction the residual alveolar bone undergoes bone resorption up to 50% in the facial aspect mainly during the first 3 months with continuous gradual bone loss leading to inadequate bone volume prerequisite for insertion of a dental implant. Therefore, scientists recommend performing conservative procedures such as the Alveolar Ridge Preservation technique immediately after the tooth extraction in order to maintain the bone walls by using the bone substitute into the extraction socket.
Autogenous bone grafting procedures involve morbidity of the donor site, while other bone substitute materials may lack growth factors required for effective bone formation.
Thousands of teeth extraction is performed daily in the UK one of the most performed dental procedures especially in developing countries or where there are few advanced health resources available. It is a common practice that all the extracted teeth are discarded as clinical waste to avoid cross-infection.
Following intensive research on the biological destiny of the remained roots, there is supporting and convincing evidence that the mineralised tissues of teeth have a natural bio-active autologous structure similar to that of autogenous bone, with potential bone-inducing/ osteoinductive properties. As a result of many clinical case reports and trials, the graft material made of ground extracted teeth is utilized as bone grafting particles to promote bone regeneration and augmentation of the defective alveolar ridge.
The dentin particles of ca 0.25mm to 1.2mm provide a potential bone substitute material used in guided bone regeneration (GBR) procedures. Dentin has a similar structure to the bone contain growth factors and biologically active molecules e.g., Bone morphogenic proteins (PMPs) which immediately attract the osteogenic cells for graft consolidation.
Dentin graft particles preserve both aesthetics and function of the post-extraction alveolar ridge by promoting predictable bone remodelling into a dense bone quality required for implant stability.
In some studies, it was shown that the new bone formed following the grafting if the mineralised dentin material was significantly higher than equivalent animal-derived graft materials with less residual graft material following the healing process.
Therefore, the Smart Dentin Grinder from KometaBio® is used by the specialist Dentist in London Specialists Dentists to recycle and convert the extracted into the best autologous performing graft material within less than 8 minutes. The grinding process of the freshly extracted teeth is a simple preparation protocol that takes only a few minutes while effectively maintaining the mechanical properties of the healing wound.
In summary autologous dentin particulate promote:
- Non-disruptive healing unlike other graft material which may cause foreign body reaction
- Durable bone scaffold which slowly resorbs to enhance sufficient maturation of the woven bone.
- Induction of bone regeneration due to its content of growth factors.
- Bone turn-over and replacement of native bone.
Our Specialist Dentist in London Specialists Dentists will discuss with you the benefits and indications of dentin grinding procedure for the most natural and predictable results.