A newly-discovered protein may lead to bone growth, benefit dental implant patients
The protein is called statherin and is usually found in the formation of enamel. But now scientists say it can actually promote bone growth.
According to DentistryToday, Researchers from Queen Mary University of London generated bioactive membranes from segments of various proteins to determine which protein demonstrated an ability to stimulate bone growth.
The researchers used a rat model to test the bone-stimulating aspect of the protein. They used analytical techniques to measure the calcified tissue.
This research resulted in synthetic bone grafts that can lead to the natural regenerative process.
Dental implant expert Dr. Greg Rubin, of the Calabasas Dental Institute, says this kind of medical advancement may have great benefits for patients who need dental implants.
“This protein appears to be a real breakthrough that will allow dentists to regenerate bone much faster on their dental implant patients who have suffered bone loss prematurely and with much less complications,”
“It’s an interesting and viable solution allowing more patients to get their smiles and teeth restored. I do however feel that additional research in the area is needed.”
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