In a study published by the Journal of Dental Research, Dr. Jeremy Moa found stem cells have the ability to regenerate teeth. The main consideration is finding a cost-effective approach for patients who either can’t afford or aren’t good candidates for implants.
Of course, growing the teeth is the first step. Next is getting your mouth, more specifically the socket, to accept the homing stem cells and natural materials when they’re placed in the empty spot.
While this is showing promise of being a way to fill in the gaps of missing teeth, there is good news right now.
The good news is, you don’t have to wait for technology to catch up if you need a new smile now! Dental implants have changed thousands of smiles.
Here are a few of the most common asked questions regarding dental implants:
Q: What are Dental Implants?
A: The dental implants used by most dentists and dental specialists are root-form implants, which basically means that they are replacement, or substitute tooth roots, used to replace natural tooth roots in areas of the mouth where teeth are missing. Since it replaces the tooth root, it creates the stability needed to have much stronger teeth that stay in place and don’t move around.
Q: What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
A: While there are many benefits to having implants, here are the first 6:
- Prevents Bone Loss – Preventing bone reabsorption that would normally occur with the loss of teeth, your facial structure remains intact. This is especially important when all of the teeth are missing. The lower one-third of the face collapses if implants are not placed to preserve the bone and replace the missing teeth.
- Overall quality of life is enhanced with replacement teeth that look, feel and function more like natural teeth. You will look younger and more attractive which allows you to be even more confident and enjoy smiling, laughing, and talking with others.
- You can now live longer, because you’ll get to eat better and prevent malnutrition or stomach problems! Fresh vegetables and fruits are back on the menu! You can now eat the foods you like. Also, since your chewing is improved, your digestion will be even better as well!
- Increases the amount of enjoyment you get out of eating. There’s always that horrible fear of picturing yourself at a fancy restaurant, taking a bite of bread. Instead of the bread breaking off in your mouth…your dentures create a death grip and come out with the bread! How embarrassing is that?? Don’t give it a second thought. Eat and enjoy anything you want.
- Creates more confidence in social situations. You’ll love your new implants, because of their improved appearance, function, comfort and added health benefits.
- Allows you to relax and not worry about your dentures. No more moving around, clicking or gagging you. You’ll never fear your dentures flying out when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or eat. Implants are so securely attached that the fear of them falling out will be eliminated!
You’ll be pleased to know there are more benefits coming in the next blog post. You won’t want to miss those!
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