Unique Formulation NovaBone® Dental Putty is 100% synthetic and fully resorbable. It is composed of calcium phosphosilicate (CPS) particles in a bimodal size distribution combined with a polyethylene glycol and glycerine binder. The binder improves handling and aids in maintaining the space between the particles, which facilitates revascularization after implantation. The bioactive CPS component makes up 70% of the putty by volume. Upon implantation, the water soluble binder is absorbed within 24 to 72 hours, creating a 3-dimensional porous scaffold that facilitates diffusion of blood and tissue fluids through the matrix. The smaller CPS particles (32-125 μm) are more rapidly resorbed, providing the initial burst of Ca and P ions. Subsequently, the larger particles (90-710 μm) react, and being more resistant to resorption, continue the process of bone regeneration.
Osteostimulative & Osteoconductive Unlike most synthetic grafts that are only osteoconductive, bioactive NovaBone® Dental Putty also has an "osteostimulative" effect. After implantation, surface reactions result in absorption of the graft material, a controlled release of Si, Ca, and P ions, and concurrent new bone formation. These surface reactions result in an osteostimulative affect, defined as the stimulation of osteoblast proliferation in vitro as evidenced by increased DNA content and elevated osteocalcin and alkaline phosphatase levels. In vitro gene array analysis has confirmed that when human primary osteoblasts are exposed to extracts of CPS, upregulation of several gene families occurs.
Superior Delivery System & Handling NovaBone® Dental Putty is available in multiple delivery options: trays, pre-filled syringes, and a unique industry-first cartridge delivery system. NovaBone® is the only graft material in the world that is available in disposable uni-dose cartridges. The cartridges simplify dispensing of the graft, especially in hard-to-reach areas, thus facilitating minimally invasive techniques (and hard-to-access defects such as gaps in immediate implant placement and crestal-approach sinus lifts). Cartridges are available in various sizes and are used in conjunction with NovaBone's® cartridge delivery system; each cartridge holds 0.25 cc's or 0.5 cc’s of putty. NovaBone® Dental Putty significantly simplifies bone graft handling and delivery. It is ready to use and extremely user friendly. It is pre-mixed, cohesive, moldable, and adaptable. NovaBone® Dental Putty is stable at room temperature, does not require refrigeration, has a 4-year shelf-life, and appears radiodense on radiographs.