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Can I Grow Back Missing Teeth or Do I Need Dental Implants?

Henderson Nevada child with missing teeth

Those who lose a tooth at an early age are always concerned about their aesthetics, as well as their overall dental health. But this is only natural. After all, as soon as a tooth falls, the immediate thought that comes to mind is to replace it.

Whether the tooth is lost due to medical conditions or physical impact, the effects and the desires remain the same. Many even go as far as to wonder if they can regrow their teeth naturally.

Bioscience hasn’t reached the level of advancement to help you regrow your teeth, but other treatment options are widely available. For instance, you could benefit from existing solutions such as dental implants. These implants are easily accessible through credible dentists in Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada.

Nonetheless, knowing about the current research remains an interesting topic. This gives you an idea of what the future could hold in terms of dental health. Even if the actual execution remains a few years or decades away, learning about these procedures is highly informative.

Research on Teeth Buds

Solutions such as Teeth in a Day can replace your missing tooth within hours. But there’s still ample amount of research that has been put forth into teeth buds for natural tooth regrowth.

Teeth buds are underlying cells within your jaw bone and under your gum that help in tooth eruption.

Many scientists are currently looking into using tooth buds from different sources to see if they can help in the regrowth of fallen teeth. So far, some studies have shown positive results, while some have not been so encouraging. Nonetheless, research is still going on under this aspect.

Tooth Stem Cells

Tooth stem cells can be found throughout a tooth, where they come together to form the complete structure of your tooth enamel.

There are different types of tooth stem cells, including but not limited to:

  •       Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs)
  •       Stem cells from apical papilla (SCAP)
  •       Periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSs)

As noted above, these stem cells can be found in different parts of a tooth. Scientists are conducting research to determine whether these stem cells can be used for tooth regrowth.

Like teeth buds, tooth stem cells research is still in its infancy. But researchers are hoping that they would be able to achieve a breakthrough soon by using sources such as baby teeth and wisdom teeth.

Dental Implants Are Here For Now

While tooth regrowth research continues, solutions such as dental implants are available through credible dentists. As a permanent replacement for missing teeth, dental implants can be fixed into your jaw bone and act as your natural teeth. They require only minimal maintenance and can be used just like natural teeth.

That is why more and more people lean towards these implants now as compared to older solutions such as dentures. Dentures come with the hassle of being loosened or looking like artificial teeth. But dental implants integrate into your dental structure seamlessly.

If you are in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada, then you can easily benefit from Dr. Ignatowicz’s expertise in dental implant surgery. As a highly experienced dental health professional, Dr. Ignatowicz has performed these procedures extensively. This ensures that your dental implant procedure at our practice and under Dr. Ignatowicz’s care goes as seamlessly as possible.

If you need to discuss how dental implants could be helpful for you, don’t hesitate from reaching out to Dr. Ignatowicz today at (702)473-5100. Let us replace your missing teeth with these state-of-the-art solutions. Don’t have to wait until the extensive tooth regrowth studies to restore your smile (they could still take decades).

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