Autogenous Demineralized Dentin Matrix (ADDM)

Autogenous Demineralized Dentin Matrix (ADDM) is used to facilitate the release of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) to induce the differentiation of undifferentiated mesenchymal cells into osteogenic cells, which have the potential to stimulate bone formation. ADDM allows for autogenous bone grafting by utilizing dentin from a patient’s non-endodontically treated teeth. Once isolated, the dentin is cleaned to remove all visible tissue debris and then ground, treated, and made into a dental composition. The composition is then used on the affected site with the intention of creating new osteogenic cells to promote new bone formation in the patient. The matrix laid down through ADDM provides a scaffold, as well as a space for the formation of new bone. The use of ADDM for bone growth and repair can provide greater stability for dental implants, which may also increase the longevity of the implant itself.