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The Promise of Growing New Teeth

Losing teeth is part of childhood. For adults, however, missing molars or broken incisors require a manmade solution in the form of dentures or implants. Using dental stem cells to grow new teeth and jawbone would have advantages over existing tooth-replacement techniques, and could even be used to reconstruct a patient’s jaw after a severe injury or disease, according to a researcher at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine who is trying to do just that.

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