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    Default Dental Fillings Heal Teeth With Stem Cells

    Anthony Cuthbertson
    7/4/16

    Regenerative dental fillings that allow teeth to heal themselves have been developed by researchers, potentially eliminating the need for root canals.
    The treatment, developed by scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University, earned a prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry after judges described it as a “new paradigm for dental treatments.”
    The tooth filling works by stimulating stem cells to encourage the growth of dentin—the bony material that makes up the majority of the tooth—allowing patients to effectively regrow teeth that are damaged through dental disease.

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    Default Re: Dental Fillings Heal Teeth With Stem Cells

    Notice the date. I went in search of something more recent, thinking it might have been put to use already, but came up with zero.
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    Default Re: Dental Fillings Heal Teeth With Stem Cells

    Maybe the cost was too prohibitive, or they weren't able to raise the money to develop further? What a shame.

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