Growing teeth like an alligator? | VDH Hunt Valley
Have you ever wanted to grow a third, or fourth, or fifth set of teeth? New research into alligator stem cells may soon allow you to do just that.
Researchers are exploring the stem cells that allow alligators to grow multiple sets of teeth to replace broken or worn dentition. While this research is still in the preliminary stages, it might allow dentists to one day replace a broken or decayed tooth with an actual human tooth that grows out of the jaw bone just like the original tooth once did, rather than replacing it with a dental implant, bridge, or denture.
This type of technological advancement really gets your dentists at Valley Dental Health excited about future advancements in dentistry.