Monday 17 October 2011
A tooth is a complex biological organ and consists of multiple tissues including the enamel, dentin, cementum and pulp.
Tooth regeneration represents a revolution in stomatology as a shift in the paradigm from repair to regeneration: repair is by metal or artificial materials whereas regeneration is by biological restoration.
Tooth regeneration is an extension of the concepts in the broad field of regenerative medicine to restore a tissue defect to its original form and function by biological substitutes.
Tooth regeneration: a revolution in stomatology and evolution in regenerative medicine. Yildirim S, Fu SY, Kim K, Zhou H, Lee CH, Li A, Kim SG, Wang S, Mao JJ. Int J Oral Sci. 2011 Jul;3(3):107-16. PMID: 21789959 [Free]
Regenerative endodontics: a state of the art. Bansal R, Bansal R. Indian J Dent Res. 2011 Jan-Feb;22(1):122-31. PMID: 21525690 [Free]