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about implants and dentures. Replacement
teeth of the future may be “grown to order.”
In a Texas laboratory, there is already a crop of cells that could one
day be used to replace lost teeth or grow new ligaments to help re-anchor loose
teeth to the jaw. The long-term goal is to not just grow a new tooth in the lab
but to regenerate it right where it is missing.
The tooth would be a perfect cosmetic match since the cells would have a
built-in memory of color and shape. Unfortunately,
this technology is still a ways away from actual use.