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Source: Columbia University Medical Center

Stem Cell Dental Implants Could Grow New Teeth In 2 Months

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Tooth loss is an issue that most people will face at some point in their lifetime, and according to Underground Health Reporter, by age 74—26% of adults have lost all of their permanent teeth. Dentures have their fair share of issues, they're uncomfortable and dental implants can fail and have no ability to “remodel” as the surrounding jaw bone changes with age. 

All of these are reasons that people have so much hope in stem cell research. While some controversy surrounds the new medical method, for the use and destruction of human embryos, not all research involves human tissue and it could change a lot of lives. 

A new technique pioneered in the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Mao, Edward V. Zegarelli Professor of Dental Medicine, and a professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University, could make tooth loss a thing of the past.