All the aforementioned materials have their advantages and disadvantages but none seem to fit the bill for an ideal putty type material that will regenerate new bone width with a simple, quick flap procedure and perform like a polyvinylsiloxane putty material. Grafton is not exactly putty, but it does work well after placement; Dynagraft is very similar. Loose granular demineralized cortical allograft is grainy and often requires a membrane to contain the particles. Has anyone found the ideal graft material that is so simple to use even a caveman can do it?
Tom G. Walker, DMD, has been in private practice for 27 years and currently has a dental office in Trussville, Alabama. He is also a Product Evaluator for Dental Product Shopper.