Dental implants are a popular and common thing these days. They’re frequently used to fill gaps from missing teeth or cavity holes. However this article is far more interesting than regular dental implants.
A new dental discovery by experts claims that there is a high chance of humans being able to regrow teeth in the mouth cavity. The discovery was made at the Columbia University by Dr. Jeremy Mao (the lead researcher) and his team of researchers.
Dr. Mao created a scaffold for teeth that contained stem cells. Using his own DNA, he created whole new teeth, thus leaving a big mark in the history of dentistry.
The reason why these regrown teeth will change the future of dentistry is because they’re going to completely replace a whole or a part of a tooth. Regular dental implants are known to cause complication and although they can get the job done, they’re known to cause serios problems and side-effects in cases.
Here is a list of the most common problems and complications caused by dental implants, some of which you know and you’ve experienced by yourself:
- The body rejects the dental implant
- They’re expensive
- They can cause an infection therefore you must remove them
- They can cause gum damage if they’re placed by an inexperienced dentist
- The jawbone-dental implant connection may not be good
These complications have been around for a long period of time and they’re all proof that dental implants are time-consuming, uncomfortable, painful and most importantly – expensive.
Luckily for us, the discovery of Dr. Mao is going to provide you with your own new tooth in around 2 months. The first step to teeth regrowth is inserting the small device.
Then you have to wait for the body to accept this device. The good thing about it is that the device is made of completely safe materials that replace the tooth or teeth. Therefore it must be accepted by the body.
What makes this newly discovered teeth-regrowth technology is the fact that it’s made out of your own stem cells, making it easier for your new grown teeth to merge with the surround area and tissue.
So in other words, it provides a fast regeneration and recovery process of the teeth. The only downside is that we have to wait at least a few more years for the authorities to approve this procedure and make it publically available.
The new developments of the dental implants are going to provide us with new natural and healthy way to regrow and replace our missing teeth. And with the latest studies and tests, it is confirmed that the chances of your body rejecting the implant are extremely low.