Tooth Scaffolds

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Provided is an acellular mammalian tooth-shaped scaffold including a compound that is chemotactic, osteogenic, dentinogenic, amelogenic, or cementogenic. Also provided is a method of replacing a tooth in the mouth of a mammal, where the tooth is absent and a tooth socket is present in the mouth at the position of the absent tooth. The method includes implanting an acellular scaffold having the shape of the missing tooth into the tooth socket. Additionally, a method of making a tooth scaffold is provided. The method includes synthesizing an acellular scaffold in the shape of a mammalian tooth and adding at least one compound that is chemotactic, osteogenic, dentinogenic, amelogenic, or cementogenic.


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  • Publication: Mar 17, 2015
  • Application: Jun 17, 2010
    US US 201013378789 A
  • Priority: Jun 17, 2010
    US US 201013378789 A
  • Priority: Jun 17, 2010
    US US 2010/0039035 W
  • Priority: Jun 11, 2010
    US US 35416410 P
  • Priority: Jun 17, 2009
    US US 18787509 P

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