Older tooth loss sufferers could use baby teeth to boost bone strength.
People who plan to have dental implants fitted might be eager to learn that using familial baby teeth that contain stem cells is one way to build up layers of bone in a patient whose jaw would not be strong enough otherwise.
The Korea Times reported the similar DNA structure means that rejection should not be an issue and this procedure could therefore be particularly useful for older patients.
Professor Kim Young-kyun of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital said: “Using a family members’ tooth is effective because it does not cause the side effects stemming from genetic differences.
“Also, it can sustain the tooth implant longer and more effectively than artificial ingredients.”
Elsewhere, Vail Daily recently reported that dental implant procedures are less complicated than many people believe and could be a viable choice for many people who have suffered from tooth loss in the past.
Indeed, Vail Dental Health claimed the only prerequisites are a suitable site for the implant and having enough bone depth and strength in the jaw.