Dentists might be able to replace missing teeth with ones grown from gum cells in the future.
A team from London took cells from adult human gum tissue and combined them with another type of cell from mice to grow a tooth.
This technology is one step closer to providing them for patients but it’s likely to be many years before dentists can use this method. One problem also being the cost for providing this sort of treatment in clinic
By transplanting the cell combination into mice the team were able to grow hybrid human/mouse teeth that had viable roots.
The research team hope that one day the technology could replace current dental implants but to make it work it would need to be about the same price as a dental implant.
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