Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology, 12th Ed-Chapter 61

Caption: Figure 61-13: Tissue engineering is the manipulation of one or more of the three elements: signaling molecules, scaffolds, or cells.

Insight: Tissue engineering is a highly interdisciplinary field that usually involves a material chemist, a biologist and a clinician to translate the developed technology for clinical applications. Tissue engineering approaches tries to imitate nature by utilizing the right proportion of the key components of tissue healing, which include, cells, growth factors and a scaffold matrix to maintain the space and allow cellular ingrowth. When such a biomaterial is implanted in an appropriate environment, over time, it leads to enhancement in tissue regeneration.

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