Dental implants are an excellent way to replace one or more missing teeth without having to worry about additional maintenance beyond regular oral hygiene. They nearly replicate the feeling of having a natural tooth. However, a new technique being researched may allow patients to regenerate teeth on their own. So what is this groundbreaking treatment?
Stem Cell Treatment
In a study published in the Journal of Dental Research, Dr. Jeremy Mao, a professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, detailed his work in developing a scaffold in which the body’s stem cells can be directed to grow. The stem cell scaffold could lead to the successful growth of brand new teeth to replace missing teeth! When this method becomes commercially available, it could deliver a faster “implantation” (only nine weeks) and shorter recovery time than a normal dental implant.
A Tooth Replacement Option Today
Although you will have to wait some time before you can grow your own new teeth, dental implants is a tooth replacement option available now that looks and feels incredibly natural. Using a biocompatible titanium rod that fuses to your jawbone to anchor a natural-looking synthetic tooth, a dental implant is a long-lasting and virtually undetectable form of tooth replacement that only takes a few visits over the course of a few months. It may sound like a long time to wait for a fully functioning smile, but a properly cared for dental implant can last up to 25 years! It can be brushed and flossed just like any other tooth.
Dental Implants at Arizona Biltmore Dentistry
If you’re missing one or more permanent teeth, you don’t have to feel like you’re never going to have a beautiful smile again. At Arizona Biltmore Dentistry, we offer start-to-finish dental implants so you won’t have to visit different offices during your dental implant process! We’ll come up with an individualized treatment plan for your specific dental needs. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!