Protein-Coated Dental Implants Could Improve Bone Regeneration

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Dental Implant and Treatment of Gum Disease

Titanium dental implants coated with proteins that induce bone formation may be a key advancement in treating tooth loss due to gum disease, researchers say.

In laboratory tests, MCG researchers applied a protein onto dental implants that directs endogenous stem cells to become bone-forming cells. The result was a nearly complete regeneration of lost tissue, says Dr. Ulf Wikesj