Dental implants are already cutting-edge dental technology… but the next generation of replacement teeth may allow doctors to use your stem cells to grow your own replacement tooth.
There’s no titanium tooth implant. With stem cells and growth enhancers, a scaffold can become a tooth in as little as nine weeks.
Most dentists find dental implants rewarding. This new dental implant technology is still is research, and the cost of dental implants won’t be dropping anytime soon. But stem cells just may be the new titanium.
The study, led by Dr. Jeremy Mao of Columbia University Medical Center, was published in the Journal of Dental Research.
Read more at Popular Science: Stem-Cell Dental Implants Grow New Teeth Right In Your Mouth