Implant dentistry is the branch of dentistry
that deals with replacing lost teeth and the structures that
support them with artificial prostheses that are attached
(osteointegrated) to the jaw bone. The regeneration of
hard dental tissues has become a reality and a top goal in
contemporary dentistry with the development of the
current idea of tissue engineering approach and the
discovery of the potential of stem cells in dentistry. The
current review summarises recent developments in stemcell-based regeneration techniques for hard dental tissues
and assesses the viability of using growth factors and stem
cells in scaffold-based or scaffold-free methods to
stimulate the regeneration of the entire tooth or just some
of its component parts.
Keywords : Stem Cell, Regeneration, Scaffold- Based Approach, Scaffold- Free Approach, Growth Factor.