Grow your own spare parts.
At last we're regenerating properly. Scientists took stem cells from patients fat tissue, cultivated bone cells from them, crafted a nice comfy titanium cage where to grow and put the cage into man's abdomen. After 9 months, install new upper jaw.
posted by Free word order!
on Feb 1, 2008 -
A dental miracle?!
The Japanese have invented a synthetic crystaline polymer which not only safely repairs small cavities, but can also be used to strengthen the enamel of healthy teeth. The before and after pictures
are impressive. The catch?! Having it applied to your teeth whitens them at the same time.
posted by insomnia_lj
on Jun 9, 2005 -
Anesthesia was discovered by dentists (attributed to Horace Wells and William Morton). Gold filling has been in use since the 15th century.
posted by tboz
on Feb 17, 2004 -
but does it have vibrate?
A prototype tooth implant which picks up digital signals from radios and mobile phones goes on show at the Science Museum in London this week.
posted by moth
on Jun 20, 2002 -
Everybody is blogging the intraoral camera
link on Wired today. When I first saw it I was like "EEEEEEW!" I mean, it's bad enough I have to *hear* them drilling a(nother) hole in my head - I sure don't want to WATCH! I suppose as long as they don't use the same camera they use for this
, it doesn't really bother me too much.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe
on Feb 17, 2000 -