- Apr. 6, 2014 - CHICAGO --
Although the rate at which adults are losing their teeth, it’s a fact of life that a majority of adults will lose at least one of their teeth in their lifetime. Most people lose their teeth due to decay, fractures or gum disease, but some people have the teeth extracted for orthodontic or cosmetic reasons. Whatever the reason someone loses a tooth the challenge becomes how to replace that tooth. With the newest research someday in the not so distant future dentist will be able to grow a new tooth by cloning the patient’s old tooth. Just think, after you have a tooth extracted, the dentist could send the tooth to a lab and have a new tooth grown from scratch. That tooth could then be implanted under the gum and you could grow a new tooth to replace the missing one in a couple of months. It could act and look just like the one you lost and this time around you would be sure to brush and floss it better then you did the last time. This sure makes going to the dentist a little less scary.