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The Holy Grail? An end to fillings?

A week or so ago, I posted a little snippet about advances in dental filling material that promise longer-lived fillings. But what if we could get teeth to repair themselves? Almost all human tissue can regenerate to some degree. Even dentin, the mineralised material...

Will this be the filling material of the future?

The mouth is a tough environment, and it’s a sad truth that fillings, even with the best care, are not likely to last longer than a decade. Modern filling materials are pretty good, though, and any advances have to meet ever more rigorous biocompatibility criteria...