We have good Technology - Do we have plantable teeth??

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Offline Seany

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Do we have plantable teeth?? Like a seed you insert in your gum per tooth.. And you have a new set of teeth?
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« Reply #1 on: 15/04/2008 13:00:53 »
I very seriously doubt it. It's an interesting idea and might be possible (or even useful) sometime in the future. The way you speak of it, it would be quite tricky. Since you speak of a "seed" that grows into a tooth, would it be alive? I suppose genetic engineering might allow for a cluster of injectable "seed" cells which are designed to secrete tooth enamel and whatever else is needed. It would have to be designed so that the body doesn't reject it, though.
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« Reply #2 on: 27/04/2008 17:36:10 »
They will be available in the future, you should buy a patternt for the idea so nobody can use it! Then some guy in a suit will approach you one day offering to buy the idea for a few grand lol

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« Reply #3 on: 27/04/2008 18:21:51 »
I have heard that some forms of breast cancer have caused tooth bone to grow within the cancer, which has got researchers interested in the idea of getting stem cells to grow as teeth, but not in the breast but in the gums.  Don't know where the research has got to.