While plastic surgeries are very popular for cosmetic as well as reconstructive purposes, very little is known about Cosmetic procedures in the Dental domain. Cosmetic Dentistry is one of the most advanced and cutting-edge techniques in the field of modern dentistry. Very few dentists keep up with latest research and protocols and this is one hot field to lookout for! The increasing popularity of stem cell preservation procedures has opened up avenues for new sources of stem cells. While bone marrow extraction could be a rather uncomfortable procedure requiring often sedation to circumvent the accompanying pain, our tooth is one such source that is completely non-invasive hub for stem cells. For children, milk teeth are an excellent source while for teenagers and adults, wisdom tooth or orthodontic procedures could be an alternative route of isolation of stem cells. Not only can these stem cells be preserved for later usage, they can also be used immediately for a variety of dental procedures that can replace conventional treatments. Here we enlist procedures that utilize the potential of stem cells for Cosmetic Dentistry.
Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures To Look Out For!
- Jawline Reconstruction
Oral and maxillofacial defects could arise from congenital abnormalities, trauma or tumors. This necessitates a reconstruction surgery to reestablish a normal jawline. Dental pulp stem cells have the amazing properties of differentiating into the bone and thus can help in repair and regeneration of the bones in the oral cavity.
- Sinus Lift Augmentation
Augmentation is a process of application of stem cells in a biodegradable material in place of lost tooth to guide bone tissue regeneration in its place. This involves lifting the sinus membrane upwards and placing the bone scaffold in its place.
- Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontium are specialized tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth in jawbone. Periodontal diseases cause inflammation of the gums and bones. It is caused by poor oral hygiene and can lead to irreversible loss of the supportive tissue structure. Dental pulp stem cells can help in regrowth of these tissues which otherwise are lost due to disease.
- Dental implants
Dental implants are usually metallic structures that are placed in the jawbone to replace the tooth function for lost teeth. Normally, the integration of these implants takes a fairly longer duration. Using regenerative dentistry, Dental pulp stem cells along with the patient’s own Platelet Rich Plasma will be injected directly at the site of tooth loss to enhance the integration of the dental implants in the jawbone.
- Bone Grafting with Dental Implants
Once a tooth is lost, bone loss becomes very evident which further makes it difficult to integrate dental implants. Bone grafting assists in regeneration of the lost bone with the help of biocompatible, natural biomimetic scaffolds. The regenerated bone will thus assist in complete integration of the dental implants.
With the expertise of our stem cell specialists and dentists, we offer the latest and most promising dental treatments. Our procedures are backed with scientifically approved results and have the power to change the way you smile. So, boost your confidence with a smile that can lighten up your entire appearance!