There was a study published recently in the Journal of Dental Research, where it’s said that a new tissue regeneration technique may help in regrowing pearly white teeth.
According to Dr Jeremy Mao, the Edward V. Zegarellu Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, a three-dimensional scaffold with growth factor shows a potential to regenerate and regrow anatomically correct teeth within just nine weeks after the implantation.
The Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory at the university developed this procedure. During the process, the body’s own stem cells go toward the scaffold, which consists of completely natural materials. As soon as the scaffold is colonized with stem cells, the tooth starts to grow in the socket and later merges with the surrounding tissue.
This way, anatomically correct teeth regenerate by using the body’s own material. Moreover, the recovery time is faster and completely natural unlike implantation.
The patent applications are ready and the Columbia University seeks associates that will help in the commercialization of this technology.