While some creatures are lucky enough to be blessed with an endless supply of teeth throughout their lifetime, humans have to make do with just two sets. It’s something that scientists have been investigating for a very long time in the quest to see if humans could somehow regrow that elusive third or even fourth set. They have even said that our teeth are no longer fit for purpose, and put this down to the fact that life expectancy is getting longer, and having a limited supply of teeth isn’t ideal with today’s modern diet.
It’s been suggested that one day in the future humans could evolve to grow beaks, something that will be a far more robust and practical but which seems a little strange right now. Of course this is something that will take millions of years and the race is still on it to see if human teeth can somehow be regenerated. Dr Fraser, a biologist at Sheffield University recently identified the cells responsible for tooth regeneration which have been rather quaintly named the tooth fairy cells, and it’s hoped that scientists will eventually discover how these cells work so they can apply the technique to humans. Unfortunately it’s estimated that it will be at least 50 years before this technology is available, and even then it might not be possible to produce perfect teeth or teeth that are in the correct alignment. Fifty years is quite some time away, so most of us will have to stick to trying to make our natural teeth last for as long as we can, and this is where Leeds City Dentalcare can help.
Preventative Dental Care Will Help Your Teeth Last Longer
Preventative dental care can do a lot to help and is easy to do. Regular check-ups with Dr David Brown, combined with professional cleanings will help to keep your teeth and gums free from disease. Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss and is very common, but it doesn’t need to be. The early stages of gum disease can be easy to miss or ignore, but regular dental care with a dentist in Leeds will ensure the symptoms are picked up quickly when the condition is simple to treat.
Cosmetic Dental Treatments Will Give You the Smile You Really Want
Being able to grow perfect teeth might be a very long way off, but modern dental technology can give you the smile you really want in the here and now. Our Leeds surgery uses all the latest and most up-to-date techniques to provide our patients with quality cosmetic dental treatments, including teeth whitening, all-ceramic crowns and bridges and veneers.
Already Lost Teeth? We Can Replace Them with Dental Implants
Until we can regrow our own teeth, dental implants are the next best thing. Tried and tested technology is used to replace your natural tooth root with a titanium post that can be used to support a crown, bridge or to stabilise a denture. Dental implants in Leeds are more affordable than you might imagine, and can replace your teeth in a way that looks very natural.
Our natural teeth may have difficulty keeping up with the rigours of modern living, but dentistry has evolved tremendously over the last few years, and you’d be amazed at how good restorative and cosmetic dental treatments can be.