Might we be seeing the end of fillings in a few years?

Might we be seeing the end of fillings in a few years?

Today, I read some great news: a team over at King’s College has found that a chemical, Tideglusib, can help teeth regenerate enamel. The first time I heard about this was nearly two years ago, and, of course, as a dentist I have to say this is incredible news!

Of course, there’s still a long way to go, a lot of work to do, but with dental caries being one of the world’s most prevalent illnesses, to be able to stop it would really be fabulous.

We already use a variant of this, but in soft tissue and bone regeneration. It’s called Platelet-Rich Fibrinogen, which is a special machine that centrifuges the patient’s own plasma to use its growth factors, which helps in healing. But to have this regenerating enamel really is wonderful.

So, I wish this team the best of luck and hope that this can be made available and cheap to as many people around the globe as possible.

You can read the full article here.


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