Goodbye Dental Implants – Stem Cells Could Grow New Teeth

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At one time or another, I’m sure most of you wanted to repair or replaced a tooth or teeth. The cost of dental implants is outrageously priced. Even a visit to the dentist is quite costly.

There is an incredible new development where you could grow your teeth back, in as little as nine weeks.

Dr. Jeremy Mao, together with his team from Columbia University, made some fantastic discoveries. The development in the technology of dental implants goes far beyond traditional implants.

Dr. Mao and his team use new stem cell research to further their findings. This research could ultimately be used to treat anything from broken bones to genetic disorders.

Dr. Mao explains the procedure of how to grow your teeth. Dr. Mao built a scaffold for teeth, containing stem cells in the body. The tooth merges with the surrounding tissue. It’s that simple!

Terrific news for some as this means the end many of expensive visits to the dental surgery, as the procedure for dental implants can take months on end to get fitted, and you not even sure if the implant gets rejected or infection. Dr. Mao’s research allows for better and natural option with shorter recovery time and less chance of rejection.

The Japanese Science Dental Review published research which discussed various techniques of scaffold design and fabrications. The research concluded that the development of customized scaffolds would help the current practice of treating tooth tissue and contributing to the science of tissue engineering of teeth. Unfortunately, it has been highlighted “it is still in its infancy stage with plenty of challenges to overcome.”

Dental fillings consist of cement, silicon-based or calcium composites. Unfortunately fillings lose their integrity over time. White fillings require a bonding, which allows leakage and degrades. All silver-colored fillings used in your teeth contain at least 50% mercury, which is not a healthy option for you according to research.

One day there might be no more of these types of procedures:

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A new technique may allow people to regrow a new set of pearly whites by tissue regeneration, according to a study released in the Journal of Dental Research.

The process to regrow teeth could take nine weeks; it’s plausible to assume that you would instead use your DNA than some foreign substance, which could threaten your health.

A Harvard-led team demonstrated the ability to use low-power light to trigger stem cells inside the body to regenerate tissue and reported it in Science Translational Medicine. The research, which was led by Wyss Institute Core Faculty member David Mooney, Ph.D., this lays the foundation for various clinical applications in restorative dentistry and regenerative medicine, more broadly, such as wound healing, bone regeneration, and more.

According to Dr. Steven Lin, a drug used for Alzheimer’s disease could help regrow missing teeth.

Dr. Lin believes that your teeth have the potential to heal themselves naturally. The enamel or outer portion of your teeth don’t regenerate, but the next layers, your dentin does.

The study found that Tideglusib the Alzheimer drug stimulates stem cells within the pulp of the teeth, which encourages teeth to regenerate new dentin.

Since 1960s medical laser was used and doctors have been piled up anecdotal evidence that low-level light therapy can stimulate various kind of biological processes.

Researchers found that they could cause teeth to restore with the use of lasers — the use of light to coax stem cells to repair teeth.

Researches Dr. Tarak El-Bialy from the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and Drs. Jie Chen and Ying Tsui from the Faculty of Engineering created and applied for a patent for a small device that uses low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS), claimed would stimulate the jaw bones and gums to regrow the root and stimulate the tooth to repair and grow.

With tooth regeneration being globally researched, medicine is heading in the right direction. How wonderful it would be to reconstruct teeth rather than replace them. You would not have to go through the painful process of extracting teeth again.

Oral health begins with overall good health, so take care of your body, and it will take care of you!

Interested in more details about the current status of this procedure, please contact Dr. Mao directly.

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