It happens. As people get older, they are at risk of losing their permanent teeth and turn to dentures. Although dentures are a ‘fix’, they are not ideal, leaving some people to look at possibilities with stem cell research. There is controversy around this area, but not all stem cell work involves human tissue.
A new technique uses stem cells to essentially grow a tooth. The hope is that regeneration will be an inexpensive approach or when dental implants are not a viable solution. While more research is needed, initial findings are promising.