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J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2019 Sep-Oct;23(5):493-496. doi: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_246_19.

Ridge augmentation using sticky bone: A combination of human tooth allograft and autologous fibrin glue.

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Department of Periodontology, MGV's KBH Dental College and Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra, India.
Tata Memorial Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Alveolar ridge deficiency hampers placement of dental implants in functionally optimal position. This warrants hard-tissue augmentation using bone grafts. Lately, the use of autogenous tooth bone graft material is gaining a momentum. However, tedious and time-consuming chair-side preparation limits its use. Allograft using human extracted teeth can be a better alternative to tackle these practical issues. Hence, we prepared "Whole Human Tooth Allograft (whole tooth allograft [WTA])" following standard protocols of tissue bank at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. The efficacy of WTA was evaluated in a 43-year-old patient who reported with Seibert Class-III alveolar ridge deficiency in the right maxillary canine region. Three-dimensional changes were evaluated on clinical and radiographic parameters at baseline and at 4-month follow-up. A clinicoradiographic comparative analysis of height and width measurements revealed a successful three-dimensional alveolar ridge augmentation. The finding of the present case report underscores clinical safety and good bone-forming potential of WTA.


Autograft; ridge augmentation; sticky bone; tooth graft

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