Dental implants are now popular nowadays as they re quite useful when it comes to filling a gar in the mouth cavity in case of missing a tooth. Dental experts discovered and found something that makes the dentures and dental implants obsolete.
The main research at the University of Columbia, Dr. Jeremy Mao made a platform for teeth that that contains stem cells. What is even more impressive is that Dr. Jeremy Mao made the new teeth from their own DNA.
The dental implants that are used today ca cause various problems even though they can be quite useful. Some of these recently mentioned problems and issues connected to dental implants are the following:
- 1 – They are more expensive.
- 2 – The body may reject the implant.
- 3 – The implant can cause an infection and in this case, it has to be removed immediately.
- 4 – The connection between the implant and the jawbone has to be almost perfect.
- 5 – Your gums may get damaged, if the implants are handled by an inexperienced dentist.
Luckily, the new discovery will make growing your own teeth a possibility.
The first step to using this kind of technology is inserting a device than needs to be accepted by the body. The good side of it is that this device uses safe technology – your tooth is replaced with your own stem cells. Then, the tooth simply merges with the surrounding tissue. Furthermore, the regeneration and recovery process will be easy to handle and fast.
A toothache can bring up their deepest and darkest fears for many. For many people, the reality is that the dentist can send you through a wave of emotions to the point where you may end up trying to completely avoid your appointment. Your teeth problems only get worse if they are left unattended.
That is why the large proportion of dental anxiety sufferers end up leaving an unchecked problem until it is too late. You may eventually face the necessity of replacing a lost tooth in some cases.
Common diseases such as dental caries and gum disease can result in tooth loss. Mostly, dentists have replaced diseased teeth with dental bridges and dentures. Dental implants were one of the biggest innovations in dental treatment in the late 20th century. Replacing teeth with space – age metal appears to have reached an amazing level of technology.
However, recent progress in stem cell research has revealed a future in which dental implants could become old technology.
Are stem cells the replacement for natural tooths?
You might say being a human makes us unhappy about how many teeth we have left in our lives. We have only two sets of teeth across our life. Deciduous or baby teeth are lost at the age of 12 or 13. That means we have to last our adult teeth for the rest of our life.
Meanwhile, some other species have unlimited teeth throughout their lives. A shark is so incredibly unique that in just a few weeks they can replace their teeth. But sharks are evidence of the ability of nature to grow new teeth into adulthood. Scientists took this lead and examined how stem cells can be used in an adult human to grow new teeth.
Nature can have considerable advantages over dental implants. Dental implants are not a common dental procedure because of cost and complexity. A procedure involving stem cells may provide an option for tooth replacement that is much more accessible and affordable.
What Are Dental Stem Cells?
Our body contains a lot of different cell types. From birth, we are not equipped with all the different cell types required in the body as a tiny speck. The stem cells helps to create the various organs and system in our body. They are an undifferentiated cell that can be transformed into any cell in our body. In most of the body’s tissues, stem cells can be found and help to create and replenish our body.
They are usually buried deeply, in hard places to find it. Scientists found that even teeth contain a reservoir of stem cells found in baby teeth as well as adult teeth. These cells are fully capable of replicating themselves.
In many fields of medical science, dental stem cells may have applications due to compatibility with the immune system of the body. One problem with the insertion of stem cells is that through an immune response, the body can reject them. But the obvious application, apart from having potential roles in other medical procedures, is to replace teeth.
Studies are beginning to demonstrate tangible pathways to dental stem cell implantation.
You can find more about Dental Stem Cells in the videos bellow.
Video from Mayo Clinic