Dental implants are the treatment of choice today to replace missing teeth. In the future, stem cells could replace dental implants. According to medical researchers, stem cells could be used to create a natural replacement tooth.
- Stem cells are primitive cells that can become any kind of cell
- Stem cells could be used to repair tooth decay or even replace an entire tooth
- Researchers believe it may be possible to extract stem cells from baby or wisdom teeth
Teeth have already been 'grown' from stem cell experiments in the lab; future studies will investigate the application of stem cell technology in replacing teeth in humans
Good news, stem cells might be used to restore dental pulp and treat decayed teeth.
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