Tissue Engineering

Tissue engineering is a very quickly advancing technology, which uses biochemical and biomaterial engineering, combined with cell transplantation, to create artificial tissues and organs. This incredible science has the potential to revolutionize the practice of maxillofacial surgery.

Currently, this gives us the option to generate alveolar bone (tooth socket) and to regenerate oral tissues lost to decay, periodontitis, and cancer. However, since this technology is advancing rapidly, there are countless ways that tissue engineering could continue to assist in maxillofacial surgery.