Researchers at Medical College of Georgia have introduced a new technology to treat the tooth loss due to gum disease, that would embed specialized proteins onto dental implants to stimulate native stem cells to differentiate and become bone-forming cells thereby contributing to bone-regenerating implants. Researchers say: Titanium dental implants coated with proteins that induce bone formation may be a key advancement in treating tooth loss due to gum disease. Dr. Wikesj says: There was almost complete regeneration. The generated bone bonded with the implant’s surface and, eventually, existing bone in the gums. That allowed for the regeneration of gum tissues.