Now, one researcher has made an amazing breakthrough in dental implant technology that is far superior to typical dental implants or dentures, and allows you to regrow new, real teeth in your own mouth.
Before I get into the details of how exactly you can regrow your teeth (in as little as 9 weeks), you need to be aware of the potential issues with dental implants.
Potential Problems with Dental ImplantsNormal dental implants can be a wonderful way to functionally and aesthetically replace a lost tooth. However, like any sort of implant, there are a variety of factors that cause complications or failure of the treatment.
Here are some of the issues with dental implants:
– Dental implants are expensive.
– Dental implants run the risk of being rejected by the body as a foreign object.
– The implant may fail to fuse together properly with the jawbone.
– An infection of the gum and/or the bone around the implant. In many cases the implant must be removed.
– An inexperienced dentist can cause damage to the tissue surrounding the implant, specifically the nerves around the area.
The above issues can mean that a huge investment of both time and cash will result in nothing but disappointment and pain.
How to Regrow Teeth in your MouthDr. Jeremy Mao, the Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, spearheaded the research leading to the discovery of this awesome new grow-your-own-tooth technology.
He has created a “scaffolding” for lost teeth that contains the body’s own stem cells, allowing for the regrowth of your own teeth, using your own DNA. This technology is the first of its kind, and offers exciting prospects for the future of dental care.
The Benefits of Regrowing your Own Teeth
Rather than going through the lengthy process of tooth extraction and implantation—which can take the better part of a year to fully recover from—this technology allows you to grow your own natural new tooth in only 9 weeks – a fraction of the time it takes for an implant to be placed and accepted by the body as a stand-in for a tooth.
It is also a natural technology, and involves no foreign materials to replace the lost tooth.
Your body’s own stem cells go to the scaffolding and replace the tooth that was lost, and the new tooth merges with the surrounding tissue—it’s that simple, and that natural. This procedure also eliminates the need to regrow the tooth in a Petri dish and results in faster recovery time.
When the New Procedure be Available?The treatment is still not available in dentists’ clinics as the patent on this new technology is currently pending, and assistance in its implementation as a cost effective treatment in dental clinics is still needed.
For decades, dental implants have been the best available technology for people who want to replace an extracted or lost tooth. Dr. Mao’s research allows for a better, more natural option that involves a shorter recovery time and less chance of rejection and depends on your own body rather than a foreign object.
This is exciting news for anyone who has ever worried about what they’ll do if they lose a tooth!
Other Exciting New Technology in DentistryAnother technological breakthrough that supposed to be available next year is healing small cavities without drilling!
A Japanese team has developed a groundbreaking cavity-filling method using a paste which is molecularly similar to tooth enamel. The paste bonds with the tooth without the need for drilling, saving the tooth’s owner time and pain.