There is a new discovery made by several famous scientists which claims that implants and dentures can be a part of the past!
Both of the methods are used when one or several teeth are missing, but they can cause many different dental health problems like irritations, problems with eating, discomfort, pain, injuries, sinus problems, nerve damage etc. People can even have problems if they fail to adapt to the jaw bone and change their whole life.
Dental implants are now available for anyone, but there are people who need too much time to feel better. The new technique which had been discovered recently claims that it regenerates the tissue and helps people regrow new, pearly white teeth! As we already know, implants can sometimes fail to align. It’s a huge advancement in the field of medicine. Even 26% of people aged up to 74 don’t have their permanent teeth as they’ve lost them.
The new technique is a work of art which belongs to a Professor of Dental Medicine called Edward V. Zegarelli, Dr. Jeremy Mao from the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, as well as a professor of Biomedical Engineering from the Columbia University. It can give a person a tooth which is anatomically correct in 9 weeks from the time that the doctor has placed it inside the mouth. The special technique actually orchestrates the stem cells from the body so that they mitigate to a three-dimensional scaffold infused with the growth factor.
The implants which are usually placed in one’s mouth are made of a titanium screw with the shape of a cone. Its surface is smooth or rough. The screw goes inside the jaw bone. The time of healing depends on the person. The person who has an implant should visit a general dentist, but also a certified clinician, a prosthodontist, an oral surgeon and a periodontist. The new scientific technique will take 2 months. It won’t be very expensive nor invasive and you’ll end up having a completely new tooth!
According to Dr. Mao, there are patients who aren’t suitable for having dental implants, but some people can’t even afford it, so this approach which isn’t expensive and it regenerates the teeth at the same time is something amazing.
This is a technique which helps a patient to regenerate anatomically correct teeth while it’s using the resources of the body itself. The process is completely natural and the recovery time is faster than usual which makes this treatment better than every single one of them.
The university is now in the process of finding associates and is filling patent applications so that the product can be commercialized. Dr. Mao is trying to find the best approach so that this technique could be used in clinical therapies which are cost-effective.