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

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

teeth health smile dentistWhile 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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Dr. Biju Philip

Dr. Philip (GMC No: 6072826) is a medical doctor with more than 20 years experience, of which 13 years has been in the field of Anaesthetics and Critical Care. He has also undergone extensive training in Dental Sedation and Facial Aesthetics, including Botox and dermal filler treatments, which he now practices in our dental surgery in Exning. He also works as an Anaesthetist at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds.