We’re one step closer to being able to regrow a lost tooth, thanks to a new study showing it’s possible to grow multiple teeth from a single root. These teeth can then be implanted to become fully functional. Thus far it has only been tested in rats, but it could lead to a potential revolution in human dental care.
Why this over an implant? Dentures are notorious for not staying seated, and the fit might not be that great to begin with. A natural tooth would discolour, while implants are less likely. Getting “full functionality” also means the ability to have another root canal 😉