Grafting for apposition of autologous biomaterial in the edentulous maxillary area with the tooth transformer technique. A case report


Submitted: 22 June 2023
Accepted: 28 August 2023
Published: 5 September 2023
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Authors

  • S. Ceraulo Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza - IRCCS San Gerardo dei Tintori Foundation, Monza, Italy.
  • D. Viscardi Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza - IRCCS San Gerardo dei Tintori Foundation, Monza, Italy. https://orcid.org/0009-0000-9377-8441
  • C. Casto Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.
  • F. Carini Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Milano-Bicocca, Monza - IRCCS San Gerardo dei Tintori Foundation, Monza, Italy.
  • R. Biagi Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Background The loss of a tooth causes bone resorption if no alveolar preservation strategies are implemented. The restoration of an adequate bone volume is essential for obtaining a site that allows the subsequent implant-prosthetic rehabilitation.

Objective The purpose of this study is to verify the effectiveness of the use of autologous material deriving from the tooth with the aid of the Tooth Transformer in guided bone regeneration.

Materials and methods The patient, edentulous in area 2.6, intends to rehabilitate this area through implantology. In the first surgical phase, a guided bone regeneration of the site is performed, making use of the compromised element 3.8, previously extracted, as autologous material to be affixed for grafting through the Tooth Transformer. After 4 months, the surgical site was reopened and the implant fixture was inserted.

Results The result obtained demonstrates the effective regenerative power of the Tooth Transformer method: a height of 9.82 mm of bone was obtained which allowed obtaining an adequate bone volume suitable for implant insertion.

Conclusions The autologous material derived from the Tooth Transformer is able to recreate a partially atrophic area and this device is establishing itself as an innovative bone regeneration system in the field of tissue engineering.


Ceraulo, S., Viscardi, D., Casto, C., Carini, F., & Biagi, R. (2023). Grafting for apposition of autologous biomaterial in the edentulous maxillary area with the tooth transformer technique. A case report. Journal of Osseointegration, 15(3), 217–220. https://doi.org/10.23805/JO.2023.591

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