Biological tooth replacement – a step closer

Scientists have developed a new method of replacing missing teeth with a bioengineered material generated from a person’s own gum cells

 

Scientists have developed a new method of replacing missing teeth with a bioengineered material generated from a person’s own gum cells. Current implant-based methods of whole tooth replacement fail to reproduce a natural root structure and as a consequence of the friction from eating and other jaw movement, loss of jaw bone can occur around the implant.

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