For the past couple of years, scientists have made progress in learning all of the benefits stem cells have to offer. From curing cancer to healing muscles, stem cells are breaking the mold of medicine. Now, researchers may have even found a way to fix teeth with stem cells!
Where Are Stem Cells Found in Teeth?
The discovery of stem cells in teeth pulp opens up the door to an abundant source of stem cells! Although research is still developing, doctors are beginning to keep extracted teeth to harvest the live stem cells for future use.
When Is the Best Time to Start Stem Cell Recovery?
To ensure the stem cells are healthy and viable, dentists would take the stem cells during an extraction of baby teeth, permanent teeth, or wisdom teeth. The process of cryopreservation is not expensive and could save you money long-term.
Will Stem Cells Change Dental Implants?
Stem cells could change the way dentists look at dental implants! Currently, dental implants are an excellent permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Whether you are missing one tooth or many teeth, dental implants can make your smile look fresh and new. They are small titanium posts that are placed into your jawbone that act as a base for an artificial tooth restoration on top. They’re easy to take care of and can last a lifetime if you keep up a good oral hygiene routine. However, with stem cells, instead of creating a mold of fake teeth, doctors could regrow your REAL teeth and attach it to the titanium post instead of an artificial restoration! Dental implant procedures can take up to six months to complete, but stem cell treatment would take only one-third of that time. Wow!
Is Stem Cell Treatment Available Now?
Although you may hear of some dental practices offering services to preserve stem cells from viable teeth, it is still very new to the industry. Tests are still being done and techniques are being perfected. However, medicine and research are constantly improving, so it’s only a matter of time until stem cell treatment becomes the “norm” in dental practices!
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