Recent research at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, in partnership with Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., has posited that stem cells may be able to regenerate the jawbone, offering the potential for a treatment that would far surpass any other option the medical field currently has.
After having teeth removed, most patients seek prostethic teeth implants for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Yet many patients who lose teeth also face jawbone decay or damage, leaving them without the proper bone structure to support the titanium posts used in dental implant procedures.
Stem cell treatments that regenerate the structure of the jawbone could help prevent facial collapse and other complications from bone degeneration, as well as provide a stable environment for dental implants.
In this study, stem cells were extracted from the participants. The stem cells were then processed to induce cell growth and proliferation. These cells were then deposited into the jaw bone, promoting faster regeneration of the tissue than traditional methods currently being used for treatments.
This new stem cell treatment could offer the possibility of treating patients with a variety of issues, such as those suffering from birth defects, heavy trauma, cancer, or any instance where larger areas of bone growth would be necessary.
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