Stem Cell Regeneration for Tooth Replacement | Blog

  • Growth Factor: a natural substance that promotes cellular growth
  • Scaffold: a temporary structure (formed in the shape of a tooth)

How Does It Work?

The team at Columbia University Medical Center has orchestrated a way to grow a tooth inside your mouth naturally, rather than replacing it with an artificial one (as with traditional dental implants). The process would begin by placing a scaffold in the mouth. To enable the stem cells to grow, a growth factor would cover the scaffold. Over time, the stem cells would naturally grow to fit the scaffold, producing your new tooth! read more