Dentists Can Grow New Teeth In A Few Weeks,This Could Put An End To Dental Implants!

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The future of dentistry is starting to look really awesome!Researchers have been using stem cells and lasers to regenerate teeth. It could mean the end of dental visits.There are many different types of adult stem cells found in dental tissues. Some researchers have been able to use these to grow parts of teeth. In fact, one study was able to regrow an entire tooth root.

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Researchers were then able to implant the root into the jawbone and placed a crown on top of it. This treatment was successful in pigs, and it’s only a matter of time before dentists are able to use the same treatments with their human patients.

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Jeremy Mao of Colombia University and his team have published a study explaining how they successfully grew a brand-new tooth using stem cells.Mao explains that the team utilized stem cells taken from the patient’s own body to create a scaffold to allow a brand-new tooth to grow over. (disclose).

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The tooth came to merge with the surrounding tissue with relative ease, and the patient had a fully grown adult tooth in the space of only nine weeks.There are also some companies that will extract stem cells from your baby teeth and wisdom teeth, and store them in a tissue bank for you in case you need them one day.(huffingtonpos).

Dental stem cells have the potential to grow more than just teeth — heart tissue, for example, or pancreatic tissue — so it may not be a bad idea to forego the Tooth Fairy.In the end, our goal is to help give you the best smile possible.

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