Every extracted tooth leaves a gap in the oral cavity that isn’t quite a sight to look at. Especially not if you have several teeth taken out. Fortunately, modern dentistry offers a number of solutions to missing teeth, such as dental implants and dentures, which make a person’s life significantly easier. But, the latest breakthrough in this field enables you to grow new real teeth in your oral cavity.
How to regenerate teeth in oral cavity
According to a recent study conducted by Dr. Jeremy Mao from Columbia University, teeth can be regenerated by using the stem cells of the patient. What Dr. Jeremy Mao did was make a scaffold for teeth containing stem cells from the body and using their DNA, he was able to regrow new teeth. In terms of dental care, this is a discovery with great future prospects.
Possible problems with dental implants
Dental implants may be a great alternative to missing theeth, but they often cause a number of complications, such as:
- Infections (this will also require implant removal)
- The body rejects the dental implants
- The dental implants can connect badly with the jawbone
- They are expensive
- Gum damage (especially if your dentist does not have enough experience with such procedures)
Needless to mention that you go through a lot of pain and lose both time and money If complications arise from your implants.
Regenerating your teeth – Benefits
Undoubtedly, there are numerous benefits related to the option of tooth self-regeneration. For one thing, you don’t have to go through painful dental procedures preceding dental implants. This modern technology – a tooth scaffold, which is inserted in the missing tooth place, allows a tooth to grow back in nine weeks. One of the greatest advantages of this method is that it uses stem cells from your own body to replace the missing tooth. This significantly lowers the chances of your body rejecting the tooth. As soon as the new tooth starts to grow, it becomes one with the surrounding tissue. This further promotes the regeneration process.
Can you use this procedure?
Even though it promises great results, this method needs further assessment and still hasn’t been approved by the medical authorities. When it comes into use, it’ll certainly be more popular than dental implants because it reduces the time needed for recovery, along with the risk of being rejected by the body.