Dental implants have saved a lot of lives around the world, and they are the best and the only option for filling the gaps in the teeth. They are surgical components that will link with one part of the jaw, in order to support the dental prosthesis like a crown, denture, bridge etc., through a process that is called osseointegration.
A group of scientists from the Columbia University has found a new, noninvasive method that will make the surgeries and implants things from the past. It is a technique that allows the body to regrow the teeth in just nine weeks.
This discovery will replace the painful crowns, bridges, and dentures. The group of scientists has successfully built a scaffold for teeth. This scaffold is entirely made of stem cells and by using DNA it stimulates the growth of the new teeth. It is an amazing technique that allows the human body to grow new teeth in just nine weeks, and the most important part is that it is a technique that is not as invasive as surgery.
Dr. Jeremy Mao, the leader of the science team said that the missing tooth is replaced with stem cells from the body of the individual, and then the tooth starts merging to the surrounding tissue on its own. This way the process of regeneration is stimulated, and that results in the appearance of a new tooth in just nine weeks.
It is important to note that this is a procedure that is still in its testing phase, and it is still unavailable to the public. Dr. Jeremy Mao suggests that this technique will be made available to the public very soon.