Dental implants are perhaps the best and only option for feeling the gaps between and in the teeth, and they are being used across the world. The dental implants have saved millions of lives.
They are components that are surgically connected to the jaw so that they can support the prosthesis like dentures, bridges, and crowns. It is a process that is known as osseointegration.
A group of scientists from the Columbia University, led by Dr. Jeremy Mao, have discovered a new method that will make the surgeries and the implants obsolete. It is a technique that will allow the human body to regrow the teeth by itself in just nine weeks.
This is a discovery that will hopefully replace the painful crowns, bridges, and dentures. This group of scientists has already built a scaffold for teeth. This scaffold is made of stem cells, and it uses DNA to stimulate the growth of new teeth. The scientists are really excited about this technique and they think that it will be amazing, because of the fact that allows the body to naturally regrow the lost teeth, and on top of that it is a method that is not nearly as invasive as surgery.
Dr. Jeremy Mao says that the stem cells of the body are replacing the missing teeth, and the teeth will start to merge on their own with the tissues that surround them. It is a regeneration process that is stimulated and as a result of that, it grows the new teeth in about nine weeks.
This technique is still in its testing phase and it is unavailable to the public, but they are aiming to introduce it to the world very soon.