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Grow new teeth
    #2632427 - 05/03/04 04:55 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Who would of thought that the brits would come up with this one?  :grin:

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Grow-your-own to replace false teeth

Ian Sample, science correspondent
Monday May 3, 2004
The Guardian

The British institution of dentures sitting in a glass of water beside the bed could be rendered obsolete by scientists who are confident that people will soon be able to replace lost teeth by growing new ones.

Instead of false teeth, a small ball of cells capable of growing into a new tooth will be implanted where the missing one used to be.

The procedure needs only a local anaesthetic and the new tooth should be fully formed within a few months of the cells being implanted.

Paul Sharpe, a specialist in the field of regenerative dentistry at the Dental Institute of King's College, London, says the new procedure has distinct advantages over false teeth that require a metal post to be driven into the jaw before being capped with a porcelain or plastic tooth.

"The surgery today can be extensive and you need to have good solid bone in the jaw and that is a major problem for some people," Professor Sharpe said.

The method could be used on far more patients because the ball of cells that grows into a tooth also produces bone that anchors to the jaw.

The choice of growing a new tooth is likely to appeal to patients. "Anyone who has lost teeth will tell you that, given the chance, they would rather have their own teeth than false ones," said Prof Sharpe. The average Briton over 50 has lost 12 teeth from a set of 32.

The procedure is fairly simple. Doctors take stem cells from the patient. These are unique in their ability to form any of the tissues that make up the body. By carefully nurturing the stem cells in a laboratory, scientists can nudge the cells down a path that will make them grow into a tooth. After a couple of weeks, the ball of cells, known as a bud, is ready to be implanted. Tests reveal what type of tooth - for example, a molar or an incisor - the bud will form.

Using a local anaesthetic, the tooth bud is inserted through a small incision into the gum. Within months, the cells will have matured into a fully-formed tooth, fused to the jawbone. As the tooth grows, it releases chemicals that encourage nerves and blood vessels to link up with it.

Tests have shown the technique to work in mice, where new teeth took weeks to grow. "There's no reason why it shouldn't work in humans, the principles are the same," said Prof Sharpe.

His team has set up a company, Odontis, to exploit the technique, and has won ?400,000 from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts and the Wellcome Trust.




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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: Edame]
    #2632489 - 05/03/04 05:06 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Sweet....stem cells are the shit.

Too bad the U.S. is going absolutly crazy over the prospect of using them.


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: Edame]
    #2632554 - 05/03/04 05:18 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Wow...excellent , "Doctors take stem cells from the patient." cool, next they can grow me a whole new body...I'll take one of those and two of those, and hey, make one of them female :smile:

off topic, I read that children born after the Plague had 32 teeth as opposed to those before who had 22...interesting link, I'll look it up.

No; some had 22 after:

http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/whitem09.html
http://college.hmco.com/history/west/mosaic/chapter6/source166.html

Dogs have 22 and cats 32, I've got/had 32


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: Edame]
    #2632724 - 05/03/04 05:51 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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Who would of thought that the brits would come up with this one?



Who better than those who need it the most?

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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: Edame]
    #2632776 - 05/03/04 06:06 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Leave it to the brits to come up with another excuse not to brush their teeth.


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: Edame]
    #2633972 - 05/03/04 09:42 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I need that shit. my teeth are fuct.


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: Edame]
    #2634900 - 05/04/04 01:02 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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Doctors take stem cells from the patient



I have a question, where do you get stem cells from the adult body? I thought the big deal with stem cell research was fertilized eggs being used and the cells were taken out and thus "killing" life.


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: daussaulit]
    #2636707 - 05/04/04 02:19 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I think I read another version of this story that mentioned extracting the stem cells for this from a person's bone marrow.


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In the beginning was the word. And man could not handle the word, and the hearing of the word, and he asked God to take away his ears so that he might live in peace without having to hear words which might upset his equinamity or corrupt the unblemished purity of his conscience.

And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: daussaulit]
    #2647426 - 05/06/04 10:01 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Look up "adult stem cells".


I want all molars. That would rock.


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2649775 - 05/07/04 01:44 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

That reminds me of one of the openings to Futurama. :lol:

"Futurama, is brought to you by, Thompson's Teeth! The only teeth strong enough to eat other teeth!"



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The above is an extract from my fictional novel, "The random postings of Edame".
:tongue:

In the beginning was the word. And man could not handle the word, and the hearing of the word, and he asked God to take away his ears so that he might live in peace without having to hear words which might upset his equinamity or corrupt the unblemished purity of his conscience.

And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2666021 - 05/12/04 01:08 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

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I need that shit. my teeth are fuct.





I finaly understand your avatar.  :lol:
j/k

But yeah, this stuff is really cool!  My teeth are really messed up too.

Yay for stem cells.

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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: RuNE]
    #2666179 - 05/12/04 01:36 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

incisors for me please :beatup:+ ^^^^^^^^= :grin: :biggrin:


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Re: Grow new teeth [Re: funkymonk]
    #2675990 - 05/13/04 11:32 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)



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