Mar. 8, 2013 — Scientists have developed a new method of replacing missing teeth with a bioengineered material generated from a person's own gum cells, according to Science Daily. 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.
The research is led by Professor Paul Sharpe, an expert in craniofacial development and stem cell biology at King's College London and published in the Journal of Dental Research.
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