Are stem cells the future of dental implants?

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Are stem cells the future of dental implants?

teeth, health, smile, dentistA dentist will recommend a dental implant to replace an extracted or lost tooth but researchers may be identifying another solution. Recent research suggests stem cell technology could replace dental implants in the future.

Key takeaways:

– Stem cells are special cells that can be converted into any type of cell that naturally occurs in the body

– Research is ongoing into creating teeth from animal stem cells

– Future studies will investigate use of stem cells to grow new teeth in humans

“Instead of replacing an entire tooth, stem cells may help to heal teeth as an interim step in the dental chair.”

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