Dental implants and stem cells: what’s the deal?

Dental implants and stem cells: what's the deal?

While a dental implant can replace an extracted or lost tooth, researchers are close to developing another solution. Recent research suggests stem cell technology could replace dental implants in the future.

Key takeaways:

– Stem cells occur naturally in the body and can be “trained” to become specific cell types
– Teeth have already been ‘grown’ from stem cell experiments in laboratory animals
– Future studies will investigate the use of stem cells growing new teeth in humans
The biggest challenges facing dental stem cells are reproducing reliable human clinical outcomes.
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