Staff at the Dental Institute at King's College London have developed a technology by which patients can grow their own missing teeth right in my mouth.
Work begins to grow teeth in the laboratory. First, bioengineers are made of tooth germ in vitro. It uses two types of cells — human gingival epithelial cells (the patient) and mouse embryonic stem cells.
"The epithelial cells of the gums and can send a signal to induce stem cells to transform into a certain type of tooth", — said the study's author, Professor Paul Sharpe.
Once a tooth bud is a little older in vitro, natural implant is implanted in the patient's gums. Further tests have shown that embryonic tooth able to develop normally in the adult mouth.