OSLO, Norway – Dental researchers at the University of Oslo have developed a new artificial scaffolding that aids bone regeneration, according to Dental Tribune. Within a few years, the researchers hope to market their invention to help patients with serious teeth and jaw damage caused by severe periodontitis, mandibular cancer, infection, or trauma. According to the researchers, the artificial scaffolding could be used in particular for cases in which the gap between two bone fragments is too wide, or when large parts of the bone have been damaged through surgical removal or radiotherapy. The scaffolding helps the body repair such serious defects, the researchers explained.
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