Human tooth-derived biomaterial as a graft substitute for hard tissue regeneration

The present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of human dentine grafts for new bone augmentation. Materials & methods: Dentine grafts (demineralized dentine matrix [DDM] and mineralized dentine matrix [MDM]) were prepared and implanted in rats. Tetracycline was administered twice. Paraffin and resin sections were prepared from the harvested grafts and stained respectively with hematoxylin and eosin (in addition to tartrate acid phosphatase for osteoclasts) and Villanueva.